Evaluation of left ventricular diastolic function in pediatric sickle cell disease patients.

@article{Zilberman2007EvaluationOL,
  title={Evaluation of left ventricular diastolic function in pediatric sickle cell disease patients.},
  author={Mark V. Zilberman and Wei Du and Srikant Das and Sharada A. Sarnaik},
  journal={American journal of hematology},
  year={2007},
  volume={82 6},
  pages={433-8}
}
Although cardiac involvement is common in adult sickle cell disease (SCD) patients, it is unknown when cardiac dysfunction appears in the course of SCD. Diastolic function has not been comprehensively analyzed in children with SCD. Thus, our aim was to evaluate diastolic function in pediatric SCD patients. Echocardiograms were performed in 156 (73 SC and 81 control) patients. Left ventricular and left atrial volumes, left ventricular mass, mitral inflow, and tissue Doppler indices (TDI) were… CONTINUE READING

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