Myocardial iron loading in patients with thalassemia major on deferoxamine chelation.

@article{Tanner2006MyocardialIL,
  title={Myocardial iron loading in patients with thalassemia major on deferoxamine chelation.},
  author={Mark A Tanner and Renzo Galanello and Carlo Dess{\`i} and Mark A. Westwood and Gill Smith and Sunil V Nair and Lisa J. Anderson and John Malcolm Walker and Dudley J. Pennell},
  journal={Journal of cardiovascular magnetic resonance : official journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance},
  year={2006},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={543-7}
}
BACKGROUND Heart failure secondary to myocardial iron loading remains the leading cause of death in thalassemia major (TM). We used cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) to assess the prevalence of myocardial iron overload and ventricular dysfunction in a large cohort of TM patients maintained on conventional chelation treatment with deferoxamine. METHODS A mobile CMR scanner was transported from London, UK, to Sardinia, Italy where 167 TM patients were assessed for myocardial iron loading… CONTINUE READING

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