Impact of anemia on outcomes of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions.

Of 6,929 consecutive patients who were treated with percutaneous coronary intervention, 1,708 (24.6%) had anemia according to criteria of the World Health Organization. Compared with patients who did not have anemia, those who did have anemia were older, more frequently women and African-American, had a smaller body mass index, and higher frequencies of… CONTINUE READING