Anaemia and renal function in heart failure
Anaemia and renal function in heart failure due to idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy
Background: Anaemia and renal dysfunction are common in patients with heart failure (HF). Most studies involve western cohorts with ischaemic aetiology receiving treatment likely to impair renal function.
Aims: To investigate the frequency of anaemia and renal dysfunction and the relationship between the two within a cohort of 163 newly diagnosed Black African idiopathic cardiomyopathy patients prior to commencing HF treatments and compare those findings to those of western HF cohorts. [Download PDF]
Inglis C. S, Stewart S, Papachan A, Vaghela V, Libhaber V, Veriava Y, Sliwa K, Anaemia and renal function in heart failure due to idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy, The European Journal of Heart Failure, 2007