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185 * RED BLOOD CELL DISTRIBUTION WIDTH PREDICTS MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY AFTER AORTIC VALVE REPLACEMENT
Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Objectives: Red blood cell distribution width (RDW) is a numerical measure of the variability in size of circulating erythrocytes and is emerging as a strong predictor of adverse advents for several categories of patients affected by cardiovascular disease. However, no data exist until now about the role of RDW in predicting mortality of aortic valve replacement (AVR) patients. Thus, in this pilot study we evaluated the value of RDW on early outcome following AVR. Methods: We enrolled 75doi:10.1093/icvts/ivu276.185 fatcat:4ranaggnuvdkrfiwgxmju6cah4