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Prevalence of iron deficiency among patients with chronic heart failure attending Rizgary and Hawler teaching hospitals in Erbil City
انتشار نقص الحديد بين المرضى الذين يعانون من قصور القلب المزمن و الذين يراجعون مستشفيات رزكاري و اربيل التعليمية في مدينة أربيل

Authors: Kawa Muhamedamin Hasan --- Hawree Ibrahim Othman
Journal: Zanco Journal of Medical Sciences مجلة زانكو للعلوم الطبية ISSN: 19955588/19955596 Year: 2018 Volume: 22 Issue: 3 Pages: 355-366
Publisher: Hawler Medical Univeristy جامعة هولير الطبية

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Background and objectives: Iron deficiency is an emerging problem in patients with chronic heart failure and could be a potential therapeutic target. This study aimed to determine the prevalence, severity, and type of iron deficiency among patients with chronic heart failure.Methods: This study was conducted in Rizgary and Hawler teaching hospitals in Erbil from April 2015 to January 2016. A total of 60 patients with heart failure for more than six months with an ejection fraction less than 55% were enrolled. These patients were evaluated for iron status and hematological indices.Results: The prevalence of iron deficiency was 76.7% with 52 %of them having severe iron deficiency. Absolute iron deficiency was detected in 41% of patients. The prevalence of anemia was 41.7%. There was a significant difference between those with chronic heart failure with iron deficiency and those with no iron deficiency in the hemoglobin (P = 0.001), mean cell volume (P = 0.001), mean corpuscular hemoglobin (P = 0.002), serum iron (P <0.001) and transferrin saturation (P <0.001).Conclusion: Iron deficiency is common in chronic heart failure. It is the most common cause of anemia in such patients. Serum ferritin alone was not a reliable marker of iron deficiency in such patients.


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EVALUATION OF SERUM COPPER STATUS IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC HEART FAILUR
تقييم وضع النحاس في المصل للمرضى الذين يعانون من فشل مزمن في القلب

Authors: ABDUL-AZIZ A. AZIZ --- SHATHA A. HASSAN --- BAYBEEN K. ALSELEVANY
Journal: Duhok Medical Journal مجلة دهوك الطبية ISSN: eISSN: 20717334/ pISSN: 20717326 Year: 2008 Volume: 2 Issue: 1 Pages: 31-40
Publisher: University of Dohuk جامعة دهوك

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Background Chronic heart failure is one of the main cardiovascular diseases that has increased prevalence in the recent years and it has been projected that chronic heart failure will be a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the future. Recent researches demonstrate the importance of certain trace elements in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disorders. Among these elements is copper metal. It is considered as a strong antioxidant. Objectives This study was undertaken in order to investigate the serum copper level in patients with chronic heart failure compared to healthy individuals, and to find whether there is any relationship between serum copper level and patients with chronic heart failure. Patients and methods A case series study was conducted on 53 patients (37 males, 16 females) with chronic heart failure, with a mean age of 52.23+ 13.1 years who randomly selected from patients admitted to medical wards and Cardiac Care Unit of Ibin-Seena Teaching Hospital in Mosul city during the period from July 2006 to December 2006. The study also included 32 healthy volunteers (18 males, 14 females) with a mean age of 41.31+ 14.72 years, as a control group. Serum copper concentration was measured in patients with chronic heart failure and healthy controls. Results The results indicate that patients exhibited significant decrease in the serum copper level (p<0.001) as compared to the healthy controls. Also the results showed that there is no statistically significant difference in the concentration of serum copper between males and females in patients with chronic heart failure (p>0.05). Conclusions and Recommendations Chronic heart failure is a multifactorial syndrome. Several factors had been found to contribute to the development of this syndrome. Low serum copper level may be one of these contributing factors, probably by elevating blood pressure, impairing different tissue formation and inducing high serum cholesterol level. Measurement of serum copper level might provide additional and useful laboratory test for the assessment of the patients with chronic heart failure and oral copper may have a role in therapy.


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Prevalence of Iron Deficiency in Patients with Heart Failure

Author: Dersim Muslih Hussein
Journal: Medical Journal of Babylon مجلة بابل الطبية ISSN: 1812156X 23126760 Year: 2018 Volume: 15 Issue: 4 Pages: 306-309
Publisher: Babylon University جامعة بابل

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Background: Heart failure (HF) is a common health issue with the prevalence between 1% and 2% in public; in addition, it is a major riskfactor for mortality, morbidity, and low quality of life. The prevalence of iron deficiency (ID) in patients with chronic HF (CHF) was examinedin the present study. Materials and Methods: In the present cross‑sectional, iron parameters of patients hospitalized for CHF decompensationwere prospectively assessed within the 72 h following admission to hospital. ID was established as serum ferritin <100 μg/ml (absolute ID)and serum ferritin between 100 and 299 μg/ml with transferrin saturation <20% (functional ID) in accordance with the European Society ofCardiology HF Guidelines 2012. Results: The present study showed that the prevalence of absolute and functional iron deficiencies in patientswith CHF was 44.9% and 18.8%, respectively, and 36.2% did not have the ID. The study did not find a significant difference in ID betweenmale and female patients and between the patients with and without comorbidities. Conclusions: The present study suggests that ID is verycommon in patients admitted for CHF.

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