Red Blood Cell Distribution Width And Cardiovascular Diseases

1632 Words May 1st, 2016 7 Pages
Progress in red blood cell distribution width and cardiovascular diseases
Mohamed Abdirahman (review), Xie yong (reviser)
(1.Clinical Medicine Department of Graduate School of Yangzhou University Clinical Medical School, Yangzhou 225001,China; 2.Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Northern Jiangsu People 's Hospital of Jiangsu Province, Yangzhou 225001,China)

[Abstract] Red blood cell distribution width (RDW) is a classic index for hematological disease differential diagnosis. Recently, accumulated studies have found that RDW was closely associated with the incidence, diagnosis, and prognosis of various cardiovascular diseases. In the present review, the relationships between RDW and heart failure, acute myocardial infarction etc. were summarized.
[Keywords] Red blood cell distribution width (RDW); heart failure (HF); acute myocardial infarction (AMI); acute coronary syndrome (ACS)

[Introduction] Red blood cell distribution width is a term used to describe the heterogeneity of the peripheral blood erythrocyte volume hematology indexes of anemia in the etiology diagnosis, especially the thalassemia anemia and has important value in the differential diagnosis of iron deficiency anemia. Recent studies have found that RDW plays an important role in the diagnosis; risk stratification and prognosis of cardiovascular diseases, this article briefly review the RDW and cardiovascular diseases.

1. RDW and heart failure (HF) In 2007, Felker [1] first reported RDW is…
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