Pulmonary hypertension in thalassaemia major patients with normal left ventricular systolic function.

@article{Hagar2006PulmonaryHI,
  title={Pulmonary hypertension in thalassaemia major patients with normal left ventricular systolic function.},
  author={R Ward Hagar and Claudia R. Morris and Elliott Vichinsky},
  journal={British journal of haematology},
  year={2006},
  volume={133 4},
  pages={433-5}
}
Pulmonary hypertension is common in adults with thalassaemia and other haemolytic anaemias. It was hypothesised that regular transfusions in thalassaemia major should both decrease the chronic haemolytic rate and be protective from pulmonary hypertension (PHT). To reduce the contribution of existing cardiac disease to PHT, the subjects were limited to… CONTINUE READING