Anemia, Iron-Deficiency/complications/drug therapy; Heart Failure/complications; Humans; Iron/therapeutic use; Quality of Life; Stroke Volume; Anemia; Ferric carboxymaltose; Iron deficiency; Heart failure
[en] Anemia and iron deficiency are two common comorbidities in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) and are associated with a poor prognosis. In contrast to iron oral supplementation, administration of intravenous ferric carboxymaltose (Injectafer(R)) improves quality of life, exercise capacity, and seems to reduce hospitalizations for heart failure. Unfortunately, although anaphylactic reactions are extremely rare, it is recommended to administer Injectafer(R) in a suitable medical environment. This limitation hinders Injectafer(R) administration and may cause reluctance from both physician and patient. The aim of this article is to optimize and harmonize management of iron deficiency in heart failure, by proposing a simple solution for the patient and the practitioner.