How often is anemia associated with cardiac disease in the United Kingdom?

Updated: Oct 08, 2018
  • Author: Joseph E Maakaron, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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A study of 2688 patients undergoing cardiac surgery in the United Kingdom from 2008-2009 found that 1463 (54.4%) met the World Health Organization definition for anemia. This prevalence was much greater than previously reported, although the reason for this association is unclear. [5]


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