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Myocardial tissue characterization and the role of chronic anemia in sickle cell cardiomyopathy.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI
Publication Date
Volume
26
Issue
3
Pages
564–568
Identifiers
PMID: 17729345
Source
Medline
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Abstract

The LV changes seen in SCD are partly the result of a chronic anemia but there appears to be another contributory factor. This extra factor is not myocardial iron loading or regional fibrosis, although a homogenous fibrotic disorder affecting the left ventricle cannot be excluded.

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