Usefulness of pulsed wave tissue doppler imaging in assessment of left ventricular functions in children with beta-thalassemia major.

@article{Abdelmoktader2013UsefulnessOP,
  title={Usefulness of pulsed wave tissue doppler imaging in assessment of left ventricular functions in children with beta-thalassemia major.},
  author={Ahmed Mahmoud Abdelmoktader and Hany Younan Azer},
  journal={Indian journal of pediatrics},
  year={2013},
  volume={80 9},
  pages={721-5}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the changes in the LV systolic and diastolic function in children with beta-thalassemia major (β-TM) using pulsed wave tissue doppler (TD) echocardiography. METHODS Clinical, conventional echo doppler and pulsed wave tissue doppler imaging parameters were compared in 40 beta-thalassemia major patients (mean age, 6.52 ± 3.5 y) and 25 age and sex matched normal subjects (mean age, 6.5 ± 2.7 y). RESULTS There were no significant statistical differences between mean… CONTINUE READING