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Revista Uruguaya de Medicina Interna

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PEREZ PAPADOPULOS, Amalia Verónica; HERNANDEZ ARAQUE, Sara  and  ORMAECHEA GORRICHO, Gabriela. Iron Deficiency in Heart Failure: A New Therapeutic Horizon. Rev. Urug. Med. Int. [online]. 2023, vol.8, n.2, pp.4-13. ISSN 2393-6797.

Heart Failure (HF) is a complex clinical syndrome in which multiple comorbidities converge, which must be approached and treated in a holistic way, resulting in favorable results in terms of morbidity and mortality. Iron deficiency is one of many comorbidities we find in these patients, which have a key role in their pathophysiology. Systematic detection and follow-up are recommended in order to treat it with supplemental iron in a timely and optimal manner, thus improving our patients’ quality of life and their functional deterioration, which will subsequentially lead to an improvement in morbidity, mortality and hospital readmissions. A clinical review of the most relevant aspects of the concept of iron deficiency in Heart Failure is presented, as well as its diagnosis and treatment approach.

Keywords : Heart failure; Iron deficiency; Parenteral iron..

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