Usefulness of anemia as a predictor of death and rehospitalization in patients with decompensated heart failure

G. Michael Felker*, Wendy A. Gattis, Jeffrey D. Leimberger, Kirkwood F. Adams, Michael S. Cuffe, Mihai Gheorghiade, Christopher M. O'Connor

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Abstract

We investigated the prevalence of anemia and its relation to clinical events in patients with decompensated heart failure enrolled in the OPTIME-CHF study. Our data demonstrate that anemia is common in patients hospitalized with decompensated heart failure and is associated with a greater number of co-morbid conditions. Lower baseline hemoglobin is associated with risk of short-term adverse clinical outcomes in this population, even after controlling for other baseline differences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)625-628
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume92
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 22 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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