Abnormal myocardial flow reserve in sickle cell disease: a myocardial contrast echocardiography study.

@article{Almeida2008AbnormalMF,
  title={Abnormal myocardial flow reserve in sickle cell disease: a myocardial contrast echocardiography study.},
  author={Ana Gomes Almeida and Francisco Araujo and Fernanda R{\^e}go and Cl{\'a}udio David and M{\'a}rio G. Lopes and Jos{\'e} Lu{\'i}s Ducla-Soares},
  journal={Echocardiography},
  year={2008},
  volume={25 6},
  pages={591-9}
}
BACKGROUND Sickle cell disease (SCD) is characterized by obstruction of microvessels leading to ischemia and necrosis. We have aimed to demonstrate whether myocardial contrast echocardiography (MCE) is able to detect myocardial perfusion abnormalities in SCD patients and to assess their relationship with left ventricle (LV) perfusion and systolic function… CONTINUE READING