Red cell distribution width and its relationship with global longitudinal strain in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction: a study using two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography.

Eroglu E. , Kilicgedik A., Kahveci G., Bakal R. B. , Kirma C.

Kardiologia polska, vol.76, no.3, pp.580-585, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 76 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.5603/kp.a2017.0256
  • Title of Journal : Kardiologia polska
  • Page Numbers: pp.580-585


Background: Red cell distribution width (RDW) is a measurement of size variability of the red blood cells and has been shown to be a powerful predictor of prognosis in heart failure (HF). Recently, global longitudinal strain (GLS) emerged as a more accurate marker of left ventricular (LV) systolic function.