Red Blood Cells With Lower Hemoglobin May Help Predict PAH Outcomes

Red Blood Cells With Lower Hemoglobin May Help Predict PAH Outcomes

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Red Blood Cells With Lower Hemoglobin May Help Predict PAH Outcomes

A new study highlights the predictive utility of hypochromic erythrocytes — red blood cells that have decreased levels of hemoglobin (the oxygen carrier) — in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). The increased presence of these erythrocytes was shown to be an independent predictor of both mortality and shorter time to clinical worsening (TTCW) in PAH, serving as a potential indicator of disease prognosis, as well as iron homeostasis — the regulation of the import…

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