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Intravenous Iron In Ambulant Patients With Heart Failure – Do We See The Same Benefits?

Intravenenous Iron
Iron deficiency is present in 50% of the patients with heart failure and it is associated with worse symptoms and outcomes [1]. There have been a few studies analysing the benefit of intravenous (IV) ferric carboxymaltose in heart failure with iron deficiency. In the AFFIRM-AHF [2] trial, administration of IV ferric carboxymaltose reduced the risk of cardiovascular death and total hospitalisations for heart failure in patients hospitalized for acute heart failure.

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