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Darbapoetin alfa does not help adults with heart failure and anaemia

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 13 March 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1626

Anaemia is associated with a poor prognosis in adults with heart failure, but darbapoetin alfa did not save lives or help prevent hospital admissions in a placebo controlled trial (50.7% (576/1136) v 49.5% (565/1142) for this composite outcome; …

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