Iron in the heart. Etiology and clinical significance.

@article{Buja1971IronIT,
  title={Iron in the heart. Etiology and clinical significance.},
  author={L. Buja and W. Roberts},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={1971},
  volume={51 2},
  pages={
          209-21
        }
}
Abstract Nineteen of 135 patients (four with idiopathic hemochromatosis and 131 with chronic anemia) had cardiac iron deposits (CID). The ventricular CID were grossly visible in nine patients and microscopically visible only in ten patients. Atrial CID were extensive in six patients with extensive ventricular CID, but in the other thirteen patients atrial CID were minimal. Iron deposits in cardiac conduction tissue were minimal and always less than in working myocardium. Every patient who had… Expand
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