Hospital-acquired anemia after acute MI

In this large retrospective multi-center analysis of patients hospitalized with AMI, 20% of those who were not anemic on admission became anemic during the hospital stay (Hb<11). The risk of anemia increased 18% for every 50cc of blood drawn. Avoiding unnecessary blood draws may reduce the risk of hospital acquired anemia (abstract)

Danielle Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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