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Successful mitral valve replacement in a patient with a severe form of beta-thalassaemia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17321216     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
beta-Thalassaemia is an inherited haemoglobin (Hb) disorder resulting in chronic haemolytic anaemia. The most anaemic patients require regular red blood cell (RBC) transfusions for survival but iron accumulation leads to multisystem dysfunction. Heart complications represent the leading cause of mortality in beta-thalassaemia patients. In this case report we present a successful mitral valve replacement (MVR) in a patient with a severe form of beta-thalassaemia.
Luca Botta; Carlo Savini; Sofia Martin-Suarez; Andrea Dell' Amore; Nicola Camurri; Giorgio Arpesella; Roberto Di Bartolomeo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2007-02-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart, lung & circulation     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1444-2892     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Lung Circ     Publication Date:  2008 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-12-18     Completed Date:  2008-03-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100963739     Medline TA:  Heart Lung Circ     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  77-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiac Surgery, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Transfusion*
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation / methods*
Middle Aged
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / diagnosis,  etiology*,  surgery*
Perioperative Care / methods
Risk Assessment
Severity of Illness Index
Treatment Outcome
beta-Thalassemia / complications*,  diagnosis

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