Predictors of functional capacity in younger and elderly chronic heart failure patients: an observational study

Polat N., Oz F., Baykiz D., Cizgici A. Y., Altun I., Bugra Z., ...More

ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.13, no.8, pp.778-783, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/akd.2013.265
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Directory of Open Access Journals, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.778-783
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: The prevalence of chronic heart failure (CHF) in the elderly population is growing. Identification of risk factors in patients with CHF is important. Recent studies suggest that red cell distribution width (RDW) has prognostic significance in these patients. We aimed to evaluate the relationship of RDW with clinical and laboratory parameters in patients with young and elderly CHF patients.