Hospital-acquired anemia and in-hospital mortality in patients with acute myocardial infarction.

@article{Salisbury2011HospitalacquiredAA,
  title={Hospital-acquired anemia and in-hospital mortality in patients with acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={Adam C Salisbury and Amit P. Amin and Kimberly J. Reid and Tracy Y. Wang and Frederick A. Masoudi and Paul Chan and Karen P Alexander and Richard G. Bach and John A Spertus and Mikhail Kosiborod},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={162 2},
  pages={300-309.e3}
}
BACKGROUND Hospital-acquired anemia (HAA) is common during acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and associated with higher long-term mortality. The relationship between HAA and adverse in-hospital outcomes may be particularly relevant to hospitals' efforts to implement prevention programs, but the association between HAA and in-hospital mortality is unclear. METHODS We studied 17,676 patients with AMI with normal admission hemoglobin level who did not undergo bypass surgery. Hospital-acquired… CONTINUE READING
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