Myocarditis in beta-thalassemia major. A cause of heart failure.

@article{Kremastinos1995MyocarditisIB,
  title={Myocarditis in beta-thalassemia major. A cause of heart failure.},
  author={Dimitrios Th. Kremastinos and George Tiniakos and George Theodorakis and Demosthenes G. Katritsis and Pavlos K. Toutouzas},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1995},
  volume={91 1},
  pages={
          66-71
        }
}
BACKGROUND Although acute pericarditis is a common complication of beta-thalassemia major, the prevalence and consequences of myocarditis in this disease have not been investigated. METHODS AND RESULTS A prospective 5-year follow-up study was carried out in all patients with beta-thalassemia major in whom the diagnosis of acute infectious myocarditis could be established between 1977 and 1986. A similar number of age- and sex-matched control subjects with beta-thalassemia and normal left… CONTINUE READING

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