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2022 Apr

J Assoc Physicians India



Relationship between Red Cell Distribution Width and Clinical Outcome in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome.



Acute coronary syndrome represents an emerging epidemic in India. With increase in prevalence of risk factors such as obesity, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, dyslipidemia and others; there is also an increase in the incidence of Acute coronary syndrome. Red blood cell distribution width (RDW) is a measure of red blood cell width variation, reported as part of a standard complete blood count. RDW can be considered an independent prognostic marker of cardiovascular event. Elevated RDW is a strong predictor for mortality and major adverse cardiac events among patients admitted with Acute coronary syndrome.