Cardiac performance in children with homozygous sickle cell disease.

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Cardiac function was evaluated in 24 children from a Jamaican sickle cell cohort study. Ten patients with sickle cell disease underwent echocardiographic studies on their eighth birthday. The results were compared with 14 age- and sex-matched control children born within hours of the index patients. Left ventricular dimension index (systolic 2.89 +/- 0.31… (More)

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@article{Chung1987CardiacPI, title={Cardiac performance in children with homozygous sickle cell disease.}, author={Edward E Chung and Sinda Dianzumba and Paula V Morais and Graham R. Serjeant}, journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology}, year={1987}, volume={9 5}, pages={1038-42} }