Iron deficiency in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention.

Affiliation

Centro Cardiologico Monzino, I.R.C.C.S., Milan, Italy. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Iron deficiency (ID) is a known co-morbidity and a potential therapeutic target in heart failure. Whether ID is frequent also in ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients and is associated with worse in-hospital outcomes has never been evaluated.

Keywords

Iron deficiency,Myocardial reperfusion injury,Primary percutaneous coronary intervention,ST-elevation myocardial infarction,

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