Abstract| Volume 23, ISSUE 10, SUPPLEMENT , S30, October 2017

Albumin-to-Globulin Ratio (AGR) Is Independently Associated with the Heart Failure Readmission

      Background and Purpose: Albumin-to-globulin ratio (AGR) is a marker for chronic inflammation and cancer prognosis. We investigated the relationship between AGR and readmissions after hospitalization for heart failure (HF). Methods and Results: In total, 132 discharged patients (mean age 72.9 years) with the diagnosis of HF were enrolled in the study. Of these, 33 (25%) were readmitted due to the worsening of HF during the median followed-up period of 142 days. It was found that patients with lower AGR group showed significantly higher rate of readmission (Figure). Compared with the patients with the highest AGR tertile, those in the lowest AGR had significantly higher risk of readmission with the hazard ratio of 1.95 (P = .012). Conclusions: HF patients with low AGR were at higher risk of readmissions due to heart failure.
      FigureKaplan-Meier survival curves by readmission status.
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