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

Authors
  • Westwood, Mark A
  • Shah, Farrukh
  • Anderson, Lisa J
  • Strange, Julian W
  • Tanner, Mark A
  • Maceira, Alicia M
  • Howard, Jo
  • Porter, John B
  • Walker, J Malcolm
  • Wonke, Beatrix
  • Pennell, Dudley J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2007
Volume
26
Issue
3
Pages
564–568
Identifiers
PMID: 17729345
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

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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