Anemia is associated with an increased central venous pressure and mortality in a broad spectrum of cardiovascular patients

Lennaert Kleijn, B. Daan Westenbrink, Vincent M. van Deursen, Kevin Damman, Rudolf A. de Boer, Hans Hillege, Dirk J. van Veldhuisen, Adriaan A. Voors, Peter van der Meer*

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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Background Anemia is frequently observed in patients with cardiovascular disease. Multiple factors have been associated with anemia, but the role of hemodynamics is largely unknown. Therefore, we investigated the association between hemoglobin (Hb) levels, hemodynamics and outcome in a broad spectrum of cardiovascular patients.

Methods and results A total of 2,009 patients who underwent right heart catheterization at the University Medical Center Groningen, the Netherlands, between 1989 and 2006 were identified and data were extracted from electronic databases. Anemia was defined by the WHO criteria (male, hemoglobin

Conclusion Anemia is common in cardiovascular patients and independently related to an elevated CVP and CI. Patients with anemia and an elevated CVP have the worst prognosis.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)467-476
Aantal pagina's10
TijdschriftClinical Research in Cardiology
Nummer van het tijdschrift6
StatusPublished - jun.-2014

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