When it comes to diagnosing iron deficiency in heart failure, look for:
- FERRITIN LEVELS BELOW 100 μg/L1 OR
- FERRITIN LEVELS OF 100 μg/L TO 300 μg/L, IF TSAT IS <20%1
Can you I.D. ID?
Iron deficiency in patients with HF, with or without anemia, may be overlooked because HF and ID share many of the same signs and symptoms.3-5 Select whether each of the following belongs to HF, ID, or BOTH. Correct answers will appear in yellow.
*In severe anemia.6
If you notice your patient with heart failure experiencing one or more of the symptoms of iron deficiency, check their iron levels.1
Additional comorbidities, such as chronic kidney disease (CKD), cardiac cachexia-associated poor nutritional status, and low albumin can worsen outcomes when present in patients already suffering from HF and anemia.2