Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Preventive and Translational Medicine for Geriatric Diseases, Medical College of Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China. Electronic address: [Email]
Previous studies have reported that extreme low and high hemoglobin levels are positively associated with the risk of ischemic stroke. However, there are few reports on the relationship between hemoglobin at acute phase and clinical outcomes after ischemic stroke and the results of their association to date are inconsistent. We aimed to investigate the association between them in a large prospective cohort of ischemic stroke patients.