Hematocrit and prognosis in patients with acute myocardial infarction.

@article{Hershberg1972HematocritAP,
  title={Hematocrit and prognosis in patients with acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={Philip I. Hershberg and Roe E. Wells and Robert B. McGandy},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1972},
  volume={219 7},
  pages={
          855-60
        }
}
It has previously been demonstrated that the mean hematocrit value in patients with acute myocardial infarction is higher than that in control subjects. Although never studied on a statistical basis, it has long been suspected that those patients with coronary heart disease who have higher hematocrit values tend to have poorer prognoses. However, when hematocrit values of 190 patients on admission to a coronary care unit were correlated with their ultimate hospital course, patients having… Expand
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