Red blood cell distribution width is longitudinally associated with mortality and anemia in heart failure patients.


BACKGROUND Red blood cell distribution width (RDW) has been found to be an independent predictor for adverse outcome in patients with heart failure (HF), but there are no data on the association of longitudinal RDW with all-cause mortality and occurrence of anemia. METHODS AND RESULTS 1,702 patients discharged from a previous admission for acute HF (AHF… (More)

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