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Prevalence, prognosis, and therapeutic implications of unrecognized left ventricular systolic dysfunction in patients with anemia and chronic kidney disease.
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PMID:  21091612     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
The prevalence and outcomes of unrecognized left ventricular dysfunction (ULVSD) in patients with anemia and chronic kidney disease (CKD) is not known. The authors determined whether anemia (hemoglobin <13 g/L) and CKD (glomerular filtration rate <60 mL/min) are risk factors for ULVSD (ejection fraction <35%, no known heart failure [HF]) and to determine its impact on clinical outcomes. A total of 1358 patients without history of HF undergoing gated myocardial perfusion single photon emission computed tomography for evaluation of suspected coronary artery disease were followed for a mean of 2.15 ± 0.8 years. End points were death and heart failure hospitalization (HFH). Patients were divided into 4 groups (I: no anemia/no CKD, n=752; II: CKD/no anemia, n=285; III: anemia/no CKD, n=153; IV: anemia+CKD, n=168). Compared with group I, LVSD was significantly more common in group IV (11.3% vs 4%; P=.0009). Death and HFH were significantly higher in group IV compared with group I (death rate for group I: 3.5% per year vs group IV: 12% per year; P<.0001) (HFH rate for group I: 1.5% per year vs group IV: 8% per year, P<.0001). Among patients with ejection fraction <35%, presence of anemia+CKD was associated with a relative risk of 2.48 (95% confidence interval, 1.13-5.4; P=.02) for death compared with group I. Among patients with ULVSD, only 65% were taking angiotensin enzyme inhibitors/angiotensin receptor blockers and β-blockers. ULVSD was almost 3 times more common in patients with anemia+CKD compared with those without and was associated with a significantly higher risk of death and HFH. It may therefore be beneficial to screen patients with anemia and CKD for ULVSD, since early therapy may improve outcomes.
Sabha Bhatti; Abdul Hakeem; Kathryn S Dillie; Jeffery R Cook; Su Min Chang
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Congestive heart failure (Greenwich, Conn.)     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1751-7133     ISO Abbreviation:  Congest Heart Fail     Publication Date:    2010 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9714174     Medline TA:  Congest Heart Fail     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  271-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, USA.
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