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Cardiac abnormalities in the thalassaemia syndromes.
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PMID:  6523177     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cardiac complications are the leading cause of death in patients with the thalassaemia syndromes. The cardiac abnormalities may be the result of chronic anaemia or iron overload. The cardiac status was evaluated in 30 patients with thalassaemia to determine whether the structural and functional changes could be related to the degree of anaemia or to other factors suggesting iron overload. Clinical, radiological, electrocardiographic and echocardiographic methods were employed. The study provided evidence that cardiac abnormalities were due to undertransfusion. Echocardiography provides a reliable, noninvasive means of assessing cardiac abnormalities in patients with thalassaemia.
H Yee; R Mra; K M Nyunt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0125-1562     ISO Abbreviation:  Southeast Asian J. Trop. Med. Public Health     Publication Date:  1984 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-03-06     Completed Date:  1985-03-06     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0266303     Medline TA:  Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health     Country:  THAILAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  414-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blood Transfusion / adverse effects
Heart / physiopathology
Heart Diseases / etiology*
Heart Failure / etiology
Hemoglobins / analysis
Hemosiderosis / etiology
Iron / blood
Middle Aged
Thalassemia / blood,  complications*,  physiopathology,  therapy
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hemoglobins; 7439-89-6/Iron

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