Evid Based Nurs 12:58 doi:10.1136/ebn.12.2.58
  • Prognosis

Review: anaemia increases mortality risk in patients with chronic heart failure

P van der Meer

Dr P van der Meer, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA;


Does the presence of anaemia increase mortality risk in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF)?


Studies selected assessed the association between anaemia (evaluated by haemoglobin or haematocrit concentrations) and mortality in adult patients with CHF. Outcome was mortality.


PubMed (to Nov 2007), ISI Web of Sciences citation index, and reference lists were searched for cohort studies (including secondary analyses of randomised controlled trials) that were published in full in English and had follow-up ⩾6 months. Experts were consulted. 34 studies (n = 153 180, mean age 51–79 y, 41–86% men) met the selection criteria. …

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