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62 Possible Causes for Congestive Heart Failure, Red Blood Cell Distribution Width Increased

  • Iron Deficiency Anemia

    […] high red blood cell distribution width, reflecting an increased variability in the size of red blood cells.A low mean corpuscular volume also appears during the course of[en.wikipedia.org] Iron deficiency anemia occurs in almost one third of patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) and 10% to 20% of patients with coronary heart disease (CHD).[symptoma.com] heart failure Therapeutic strategy for treatment of iron deficiency anemia Identify the source of blood loss and plan to take care of it Provide iron supplement Patient should[meddean.luc.edu]

  • Myelodysplasia

    Severe cases of anemia may manifest as tachycardia and congestive heart failure. Enlarged spleen is characteristic of chronic myelomonocytic leukemia.[symptoma.com] Of these patients, 10 had thrombocytopenia or neutropenia, 5 had rash, 3 had acute myeloid leukemia, and 1 patient each had anemia, facial edema, congestive heart failure,[doi.org] Pallor of the skin and mucosal membranes or evidence of fatigue, tachycardia, or congestive heart failure may be manifestations of severe anemia.[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Iron Deficiency

    Average size of RBCs (MCV) — may be decreased Average amount of Hb in RBCs (MCH) — may be decreased Increased variation in the size of RBCs (red cell distribution width (RDW[labtestsonline.org.au] The use of subcutaneous erythropoietin and intravenous iron for the treatment of the anemia of severe, resistant congestive heart failure improves cardiac and renal function[nature.com] This is reflected in the red blood cell distribution width (RDW); thus, the earliest evidence of the development of an iron-deficient erythropoiesis is seen in the peripheral[emedicine.com]

  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency

    heart failure, such as ankle edema, orthopnea and nocturia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Some people shouldn’t take metformin, including people with kidney disease, liver disease, or congestive heart failure , for example, because of an increased risk of a potentially[diabetesselfmanagement.com] Some people shouldn’t take metformin, including people with kidney disease, liver disease, or congestive heart failure, for example, because of an increased risk of a potentially[diabetesselfmanagement.com]

  • Anemia

    […] variation in the size of RBCs (red cell distribution width, RDW) A blood smear may reveal RBCs that are smaller and paler than normal as well as RBCs that vary in size (anisocytosis[labtestsonline.org] CHD coronary heart disease; CHF congestive heart failure; ESA erythropoiesis-stimulating agent; RCT randomized, controlled trial. 30-d mortality among patients with congestive[doi.org] MCV: mean corpuscular volume; and RDW: red blood cell distribution width For statistical analysis, we used descriptive statistics, including range (minimum and maximum values[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Thalassemia

    blood cell distribution width High Normal; occasionally high Normal Ferritin Low Normal Normal Mentzer index for children (MCV/red blood cell count) 13 13 13 Hb electrophoresis[aafp.org] Heart problems. Heart problems, such as congestive heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias), may be associated with severe thalassemia.[web.archive.org] Heart problems. Heart problems — such as congestive heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias) — may be associated with severe thalassemia.[mayoclinic.org]

  • Folate-Deficiency Anemia

    Possible Complications: Infertility; Increased susceptibility to infection; Congestive heart failure (severe cases only); In pregnancy may cause neurologic abnormalities in[rxmed.com] Severe deficiencies can result in congestive heart failure.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]

  • Heart Failure

    blood cell distribution width II - Prognostic implications Many studies have shown anaemia to increase mortality and morbidity in HF patients ( 1, 5, 8, 9 ) and to cause[web.archive.org] The Framingham Heart Study criteria are 100% sensitive and 78% specific for identifying persons with definite congestive heart failure.[web.archive.org] Chest radiograph shows signs of congestive heart failure (CHF).[emedicine.com]

  • Congestive Heart Failure

    blood cell distribution width II - Prognostic implications Many studies have shown anaemia to increase mortality and morbidity in HF patients ( 1, 5, 8, 9 ) and to cause[web.archive.org] The Framingham Heart Study criteria are 100% sensitive and 78% specific for identifying persons with definite congestive heart failure.[web.archive.org] Chest radiograph shows signs of congestive heart failure (CHF).[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Chronic Liver Disease

    We analyzed data from a large, diverse health care system to compare time trends in CLD-related hospitalizations with those in congestive heart failure (CHF) or chronic obstructive[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] heart failure: jugular venous distention, right pleural effusion, S3 gallop Cardiac cirrhosis Gynecomastia, testicular atrophy Cirrhosis Peripheral edema, signs of ascites[medscape.com] heart failure hemochromatosis Wilson's disease autoimmune diseases sarcoidosis Bud-Chiari syndrome a1-AT deficiency idiopathic return to top Pathophysiology Acute injury[sharinginhealth.com]

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