Intravenous Iron Therapy in Heart Failure.
Heart Fail Clin. 2018 Oct;14(4):537-543
Authors: Altman NL, Patel A
Iron deficiency anemia is both a comorbid condition and an indicator of poor prognosis in heart failure. The mechanisms by which this occurs are multiple and complex. Recent robust randomized clinical trials have shown significant improvements in quality of life and rates of hospitalization with intravenous repletion of iron. In this article, we review the mechanisms by which iron deficiency impacts heart failure and the evidence behind repletion. There remains a good deal to learn about long-term effects of intravenous iron repletion, and clinical trials are ongoing in this regard.
PMID: 30266362 [PubMed - in process]