Low Hb at Admission Associated With Higher CV And All Cause
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Hemoglobin (Hb) levels have emerged as a useful tool for the prediction of outcomes in acute coronary syndromes (ACS). A higher predictive value could be expected among elderly patients, who are at higher hemorrhagic risk. They present a pre-specified subanalysis of the ELDERLY-2 trial according to Hb quartiles at admission. At a mean follow-up of 330.4±99.9 days, a significantly higher cardiovascular mortality was observed in patients with lower Hb. However, Hb levels did not emerge as an independent predictor of outcomes, after correction for the baseline risk profile.

Source: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0167527322011044