Heart failure and anemia: Effects on prognostic variables

European Journal of Internal Medicine

10 Ottobre Ott 2016 2 months ago
  • Agostoni P, Veglia F, Salvioni E, Bonomi A, Farina S, Mapelli M, Apostolo A, Paolillo S, Palermo P, Contini M

Anemic heart failure (HF) patients have a worse prognosis, but cardiopulmonary-exercise-test (CPET) can be safely performed. PeakVO2 and LVEF, but not VE/VCO2 slope, maintain their prognostic power also in HF patients with Hb<11g/dL, suggesting CPET use and a multiparametric approach in HF patients with low Hb. However, the prognostic effect of an anemia-oriented follow-up is unknown.

Reference
Cattadori G, Agostoni P, Corrà U, Sinagra G, Veglia F, Salvioni E, Bonomi A, La Gioia R, Scardovi AB, Ferraironi A, Emdin M, Metra M, Di Lenarda A, Limongelli G, Raimondo R, Re F, Guazzi M, Belardinelli R, Parati G, Caravita S, Magrì D, Lombardi C, Frigerio M, Oliva F, Girola D, Mezzani A, Farina S, Mapelli M, Scrutinio D, Pacileo G, Apostolo A, Iorio A, Paolillo S, Filardi PP, Gargiulo P, Bussotti M, Marchese G, Correale M, Badagliacca R, Sciomer S, Palermo P, Contini M, Giannuzzi P, Battaia E, Cicoira M, Clemenza F, Minà C, Binno S, Passino C, Piepoli MF; MECKI score Research Group. Heart failure and anemia: Effects on prognostic variables. Eur J Intern Med 2016 Sep 28[Epub ahead of print]

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