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The diagnostic and prognostic value of red cell distribution width in cardiovascular disease, current status and prospective

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posted on 2023-06-09, 17:25 authored by Seyed Mostafa Parizadeh, Reza Jafarzadeh-Esfehani, Amirhossein Bahreyni, Maryam Ghandehari, Mojtaba Shafiee, Mohammar Reza Parizadeh, Sima Seifi, Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan, Gordon FernsGordon Ferns, Amir Avan, Seyed Mahdi Hassanian
The red blood cell distribution width (RDW) is an index of the heterogeneity of circulating red blood cell size, which along with other standard complete blood count (CBC) parameters are used to identify hematological system diseases. Besides hematological disorders, several clinical studies have shown that an increased in the RDW may be associated with other diseases including acute pancreatitis, chronic kidney disease, gastrointestinal disorders, cancer, and of special interest in this review, cardiovascular disease (CVD). The diagnostic and prognostic value of RDW in different CVD (acute coronary syndrome, ischemic cerebrovascular disease, peripheral artery disease, atrial fibrillation, heart failure, and acute ischemic stroke) has been reviewed in this article, to provide an understanding how its measurement may be applied to improve the management of these conditions.Keywords: RDW, Biomarker, Cardiovascular diseases


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