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Red blood cell distribution width and mortality risk in a community-based prospective cohort.

Authors
  • Perlstein, Todd S
  • Weuve, Jennifer
  • Pfeffer, Marc A
  • Beckman, Joshua A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archives of Internal Medicine
Publisher
American Medical Association
Publication Date
Mar 23, 2009
Volume
169
Issue
6
Pages
588–594
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1001/archinternmed.2009.55
PMID: 19307522
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Higher RDW is associated with increased mortality risk in this large, community-based sample, an association not specific to CVD. Study of anisocytosis may, therefore, yield novel pathophysiologic insights, and measurement of RDW may contribute to risk assessment.

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