The impact of anemia on long-term clinical outcome in patients undergoing revascularization with the unrestricted use of drug-eluting stents.

@article{Pilgrim2012TheIO,
  title={The impact of anemia on long-term clinical outcome in patients undergoing revascularization with the unrestricted use of drug-eluting stents.},
  author={Thomas Pilgrim and Florian Vetterli and Bindu Kalesan and Giulio G Stefanini and Lorenz Raeber and Stefan Stortecky and Steffen Gloekler and Ronald K. Binder and Peter M. Wenaweser and Aris Moschovitis and Ahmed A. F. Khattab and Lutz Buellesfeld and Marcel Zwahlen and Bernhard Meier and Peter J{\"u}ni and Stephan Windecker},
  journal={Circulation. Cardiovascular interventions},
  year={2012},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={202-10}
}
BACKGROUND Anemia is frequent among patients with cardiovascular disease and adversely affects prognosis. The objective of this analysis was to assess the impact of anemia on long-term clinical outcomes among patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with the unrestricted use of drug-eluting stents (DES). METHODS AND RESULTS Between April 2002 to March 2009, 6528 consecutive patients underwent PCI with the unrestricted use of DES. Among patients with anemia according to the… CONTINUE READING
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