Prevalence and Risk Factors of Elevated Pulmonary Artery Pressures in Children With Sickle Cell Disease

@article{Pashankar2008PrevalenceAR,
  title={Prevalence and Risk Factors of Elevated Pulmonary Artery Pressures in Children With Sickle Cell Disease},
  author={Farzana D Pashankar and Judith Carbonella and Alia Bazzy-Asaad and Alan M. Friedman},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2008},
  volume={121},
  pages={777 - 782}
}
OBJECTIVES. The objectives of this study were (1) to determine the prevalence and risk factors of elevated pulmonary artery pressures in children with homozygous SS or Sβ° thalassemia using Doppler echocardiography and (2) to determine a correlation between abnormal transcranial Doppler examinations and elevated pulmonary artery pressures. METHODS. Screening echocardiograms were prospectively performed during an annual comprehensive clinic visit on children who were older than 6 years and had… 

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