This randomised double-blind, controlled phase 4 trial will compare the efficacy, safety and cost-effectiveness of preoperative IV iron with placebo in patients with anaemia before elective cardiac surgery.
Days alive and out of hospital (DAOH) from surgery to 30 days following operation. This endpoint therefore encompasses death, hospital stay, need for ongoing rehabilitation, and re-admission. It reflects personal, social and economic benefits of a good recovery after surgery.
Correction of anaemia (∆Hb) from treatment to day of surgery, units of allogeneic blood transfused, postoperative complications, ICU and hospital stay, disability-free survival, and 90-day mortality. Patient reported quality of life will be assessed by the MacNew Heart Disease Questionnaire and EQ-5D, and disability using WHODAS. Patients will be assessed at baseline, before operation, at discharge, Day 30, and at 3 and 6 months after surgery.
NHMRC project grant
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