Cardiorenal anemia syndrome as a prognosticator for death in heart failure.

@article{Lu2013CardiorenalAS,
  title={Cardiorenal anemia syndrome as a prognosticator for death in heart failure.},
  author={Ken J Lu and Leighton Geoffrey Kearney and David L. Hare and Michelle Ord and Deidre Toia and Henry Cabell Jones and Louise M Burrell and Piyush Mohan Srivastava},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={111 8},
  pages={
          1187-91
        }
}
Anemia and chronic kidney disease are common in patients with heart failure (HF) and are associated with adverse outcomes. We analyzed the effect of cardiorenal anemia (CRA) syndrome, defined as anemia (hemoglobin <130 g/L for men, <120 g/L for women) and stage 3 or greater chronic kidney disease (estimated glomerular filtration rate <60 ml/min/1.73 m(2)), in outpatients with HF. Consecutive patients with HF were prospectively enrolled from 2000 to 2005 (n = 748). The baseline clinical… CONTINUE READING
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