Assessment of left ventricular functions and myocardial iron load with tissue Doppler and speckle tracking echocardiography and T2* MRI in patients with β-thalassemia major.

@article{Ari2017AssessmentOL,
  title={Assessment of left ventricular functions and myocardial iron load with tissue Doppler and speckle tracking echocardiography and T2* MRI in patients with β-thalassemia major.},
  author={Mehmet Emre Ari and Filiz Ekici and Ibrahim Çetin and Emine Bet{\"u}l Tavil and Neşe Yaralı and Pamir Işık and Tuncay Hazırolan and Bahattin Tunç},
  journal={Echocardiography},
  year={2017},
  volume={34 3},
  pages={383-389}
}
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study is to determine early myocardial dysfunction in β-thalassemia major (BTM) patients. Where the myocardial dysfunction cannot be detected by conventional echocardiography, it could be detected by tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) or speckle tracking echocardiography (STE). METHODS In this study, we analyzed 60 individuals, 30… CONTINUE READING