Correlation of red cell distribution width with the severity of coronary artery disease: a large Chinese cohort study from a single center.

@article{Ma2013CorrelationOR,
  title={Correlation of red cell distribution width with the severity of coronary artery disease: a large Chinese cohort study from a single center.},
  author={Feng-Lian Ma and Sha Li and Xiao-lin Li and Jun Liu and Ping Qing and Yuan-lin Guo and Rui-xia Xu and Cheng-gang Zhu and Yan-jun Jia and Geng-tao Liu and Qian Dong and Na-qiong Wu and Lixin Jiang and Jian-Jun Li},
  journal={Chinese medical journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={126 6},
  pages={1053-7}
}
BACKGROUND It has been reported that increased red blood cell width (RDW) is a marker associated with the presence and adverse outcomes of various cardiovascular diseases. The aim of the present study was prospectively evaluate the severity of coronary artery disease (CAD) and RDW in a large Chinese cohort. METHODS A total of 677 consecutive individuals who underwent coronary angiography due to the presence of angina-like chest pain and/or positive treadmill exercise test were enrolled in… CONTINUE READING
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