Anaemia is an independent predictor of death in patients hospitalized for acute heart failure

Stephan Von Haehling, Joerg C. Schefold, Lea Majc Hodoscek, Wolfram Doehner, Marwan Mannaa, Stefan D. Anker, Mitja Lainscak

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Abstract

Background: Acute heart failure is associated with a poor prognosis. It is important to identify patients at increased risk of adverse events. The presence of anaemia could help in this regard. Methods and results: Admission charts of 627 patients (325 female) with acute heart failure were analysed; 182 patients (29%) fulfilled the World Health Organization criteria of anaemia [haemoglobin (Hb) <13.0 in men,

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-113
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Research in Cardiology
Volume99
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2010

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Keywords

  • Acute heart failure
  • Anaemia
  • Mortality
  • Prevalence
  • Prognosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Von Haehling, S., Schefold, J. C., Majc Hodoscek, L., Doehner, W., Mannaa, M., Anker, S. D., & Lainscak, M. (2010). Anaemia is an independent predictor of death in patients hospitalized for acute heart failure. Clinical Research in Cardiology, 99(2), 107-113. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00392-009-0092-3