Fast Five Quiz: Iron Deficiency and Anemia in Heart Failure

Arnold S. Baas, MD; Jeff Hsu, MD


March 15, 2021

Results from several large trials aimed at either iron deficiency or anemia have noted some remarkable differences in treatment effect. Strikingly, the treatment of iron deficiency has been shown to be beneficial even in patients with heart failure who do not have anemia. Conversely, treatments to raise hemoglobin levels did not appear to result in substantial clinical benefits.

Recent data from the AFFIRM-AHF trial showed that treatment of iron deficiency among patients with acute heart failure reduced hospital readmissions for heart failure.

Learn more about research findings in heart failure.


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