Red Cell Distribution Width as a Prognostic Marker in Patients Undergoing Valve Surgery.

CONCLUSIONS: An elevated RDW is associated with a worse outcome following valve surgery. The predictive ability of the RDW, when assessed by the area under the ROC curve, improved the predictive ability of the EuroSCORE II calculator. PMID: 30207123 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Heart Valve Disease - Category: Cardiology Tags: J Heart Valve Dis Source Type: research

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