Assessment of Myocardial Function in Children before and after Autologous Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation.

@article{Elmarsafawy2016AssessmentOM,
  title={Assessment of Myocardial Function in Children before and after Autologous Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation.},
  author={Hala Elmarsafawy and Mohamed K. Matter and Mohamed Mahmoud Sarhan and Rasha El-Ashry and Youssef Abdelhalim Al-Tonbary},
  journal={Echocardiography},
  year={2016},
  volume={33 1},
  pages={
          82-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Increased interest is focused on the long-term adverse effects of bone marrow transplantation. Subclinical cardiac involvement appears common in adults, but only a few reports have examined pediatric patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS A prospective case-control study of 19 children with normal cardiac function undergoing autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) was performed. Tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) and echocardiographic measurements were obtained according to… CONTINUE READING
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