Fast Five Quiz: How Familiar Are You With Iron Deficiency Anemia?

Emmanuel C. Besa, MD; Derek B. Laskar, MD


January 10, 2018

Treatment guidelines from the American College of Physicians (ACP) for adult patients with anemia and heart disease include the following:

  • A restrictive red blood cell transfusion strategy is recommended for hospitalized patients with coronary heart disease, with the trigger hemoglobin threshold lowered to 7-8 g/dL (recommendation: weak; quality of evidence: low)

  • Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents are not recommended for patients with mild to moderate anemia and either congestive heart failure or coronary heart disease (recommendation: strong; quality of evidence: moderate)

For more the treatment of iron deficiency anemia, read here.

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