Peripheral Venous Hemoglobin and Red Blood Cell Mass Mismatch in Volume Overload Systolic Heart Failure: Implications for Patient Management

Wayne L. Miller, Brian P. Mullan

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Peripheral venous hemoglobin (Hb) measurements are considered to accurately reflect circulating red blood cell mass (RBCM). In volume overload decompensated chronic heart failure (DCHF), reliance on Hb values may be misleading. Using quantitative radiolabel blood volume analysis (BVA), we evaluated the relation of RBCM to volume overload and reliability of Hb measurements to reflect RBC status in patients hospitalized for DCHF. Of 32 patients evaluated (LVEF

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)404-410
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
Issue number7
StatePublished - Sep 8 2015



  • Chronic heart failure
  • Quantitative blood volume analysis
  • Red blood cell mass
  • Volume overload

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Genetics
  • Genetics(clinical)
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmaceutical Science

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