Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

Iron supplementation maintains exercise capacity in heart failure with iron deficiency

Effect of Ferric Carboxymaltose on Exercise Capacity in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure and Iron Deficiency

Literature - van Veldhuisen DJ, Ponikowski P, van der Meer P, et al. - Circulation. 2017; published online ahead of print

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In patients with chronic HF and iron deficiency, IV iron supplementation with FCM had a beneficial effect on peak VO2 compared to standard of care treatment, irrespective of the presence of baseline anemia. Moreover, FCM led to repletion of iron stores and improvement in measures of disease severity and quality of life.


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