Anemia in patients with heart failure and preserved systolic function.

@article{Felker2006AnemiaIP,
  title={Anemia in patients with heart failure and preserved systolic function.},
  author={Gary Michael Felker and Linda K. Shaw and Wendy Gattis Stough and Christopher M. O'Connor},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={151 2},
  pages={457-62}
}
BACKGROUND Anemia has been shown to be a predictor of mortality in patients with heart failure and impaired left ventricular systolic function (ISF). Although heart failure in the setting of preserved systolic function (PSF) is an important clinical problem, the relationship between anemia and outcomes in patients with PSF has not been carefully evaluated. METHODS Patients undergoing diagnostic angiography from 1995 to 2003 with symptomatic heart failure (New York Heart Association class II… CONTINUE READING

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