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Olivares Jara M, Santas Olmeda E, Miñana Escrivá G, Palau Sampio P, Merlos Díaz P, Sanchis Fores J, Núñez Villota J

[Red cell distribution width and mortality risk in acute heart failure patients].

Med Clin (Barc). 2013 May;140(10):433-8, PMID: 23337456

Red cell distribution width (RDW) is a quantitative measure of the variability in size of erythrocytes, and it is used for the differential diagnosis of anemia. Recent reports have suggested that high RDW could play a role for risk stratification in patients with chronic heart failure. However, the prognostic role of RDW in unselected population with acute heart failure (AHF), after a thoroughly multivariate adjustment, has not been well established. The aim of this study was to establish the association between RDW and long-term mortality in patients admitted for AHF.


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