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

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Felker, GM; Gattis, WA; Leimberger, JD; Adams, KF; Cuffe, MS; Gheorghiade, M; O'Connor, CM

Published Date

  • September 1, 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 92 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 625 - 628

PubMed ID

  • 12943893

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9149

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0002-9149(03)00740-9


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States