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Anemia, iron deficiency common in patients with chronic HF

Anemia, iron deficiency common in patients with chronic HF
August 31, 2016

Both anemia and iron deficiency are common in patients with chronic HF and associated with all-cause and CV mortality, researchers reported in JAMA Cardiology.

John G. F. Cleland, MD, FRCP, FESC, department of cardiology, Hull York Medical School, University of Hull, Castle Hill Hospital in the United Kingdom and colleagues examined the epidemiology of anemia and iron deficiency in 4,456 patients with suspected HF who were referred to a single cardiology outpatient clinic between 2001 and 2010. Median follow-up was 7.7 years.

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