Intravenous iron alone for the treatment of anemia in patients with chronic heart failure.

@article{Bolger2006IntravenousIA,
  title={Intravenous iron alone for the treatment of anemia in patients with chronic heart failure.},
  author={Aidan P. Bolger and Frederick R. Bartlett and Helen S Penston and Justin O'leary and Noel Pollock and Raffi R Kaprielian and Callum M Chapman},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={48 6},
  pages={1225-7}
}
OBJECTIVES This study was undertaken to assess the hematologic, clinical, and biochemical response to intravenous iron in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF) and anemia. BACKGROUND Anemia is common in patients with CHF and is associated with higher morbidity and mortality. The combination of erythropoietin (EPO) and iron increases hemoglobin (Hb) and improves symptoms and exercise capacity in anemic CHF patients. It is not known whether intravenous iron alone is an effective treatment… CONTINUE READING