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Title: Effectiveness of left ventricular contractility index in diagnosing myocardial iron loading in thalassaemia patients
Authors: Chua, Jing Ying.
Keywords: DRNTU::Engineering::Bioengineering
Issue Date: 2006
Abstract: Iron overloading resulting in cardiac failure is the leading cause of death in thalassaemic major patients. Patients' lives can be saved with appropriate therapy if the myocardiopathy is detected in its early stages. As liver iron or serum ferritin are not able to detect cardiac iron loading in the early stages, myocardial T2* is used. T2*>20ms is related to impaired myocardial ventricular function, which could be due to the iron overloading of the ventricular muscles. Currently, cardiac iron overloading in patients is detected by Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), which is expensive.
Description: 63 p.
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