Stiffness of the abdominal aorta in beta-thalassemia major patients related with body iron load


Ulger Z. , Aydinok Y. , GURSES D., LEVENT E., OZYUREK A. R.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY ONCOLOGY, vol.28, no.10, pp.647-652, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/01.mph.0000212987.18694.5a
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY ONCOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.647-652

Abstract

Objectives: Increased iron stores have been implicated in the association with increased risk of cardiovascular events. We evaluated whether the abdominal aortic stiffness was altered in the patients with beta-thalassemia major in relation with body iron load.