Scientific article

Use of intravenous iron in cyanotic patients with congenital heart disease and/or pulmonary hypertension

Published inInternational Journal of Cardiology, vol. 267, p. 79-83
Publication date2018

Secondary erythrocytosis is common in patients with cyanosis secondary to congenital heart disease (CHD) and/or pulmonary hypertension (PH). This compensatory mechanism aims at increasing oxygen delivery to the tissues, but it requires adequate iron stores. Optimal methods of iron supplementation in this setting remain controversial, with fears of excessive erythropoiesis and hyperviscosity symptoms. We describe our experience using intravenous ferrous carboxymaltose.

  • Administration
  • Intravenous
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Drug Monitoring/methods
  • Erythropoiesis/drug effects
  • Female
  • Ferric Compounds/administration & dosage/adverse effects
  • Heart Defects
  • Congenital/blood/complications
  • Hematinics/administration & dosage/adverse effects
  • Hematologic Tests/methods
  • Humans
  • Hypertension
  • Pulmonary/blood/complications
  • Iron/administration & dosage/adverse effects/deficiency
  • Male
  • Maltose/administration & dosage/adverse effects/analogs & derivatives
  • Middle Aged
  • Polycythemia/diagnosis/etiology/therapy
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Treatment Outcome
  • United Kingdom
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Cyanosis
  • Eisenmenger syndrome
  • Iron
  • Pulmonary hypertension
Citation (ISO format)
BLANCHE, Coralie et al. Use of intravenous iron in cyanotic patients with congenital heart disease and/or pulmonary hypertension. In: International Journal of Cardiology, 2018, vol. 267, p. 79–83. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2018.05.062
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ISSN of the journal0167-5273

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