Association of deranged adrenal steroid metabolism with anemia in chronic heart failure

Darlington O. Okonko, Martino Crosato, Paul R. Kalra, Mariantonietta Cicoira, Matthias John, Wolfram Doehner, Andrew J S Coats, Philip A. Poole-Wilson, Stefan D. Anker

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Abstract

The relation between adrenal steroid hormone imbalance, as quantified by the cortisol/dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) ratio, and hemoglobin concentrations was appraised in 92 men with stable chronic heart failure (CHF). The cortisol/DHEA ratio was independently and inversely associated with hemoglobin concentrations, suggesting that alterations of the steroid milieu may play a role in the pathogenesis of anemia in CHF.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-103
Number of pages3
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Volume96
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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