Evaluation of Brain Natriuretic Peptides in Early Diagnosis of Cardiac Involvement Comparing to Echocardiographic Findings in Major Thalassemia Patients

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Maziar Mahjoubifard MD4 1 , * , Noor Mohammad Noori 1 , **

1 Iran

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How to Cite: Mahjoubifard MD4 M, Noori N M. Evaluation of Brain Natriuretic Peptides in Early Diagnosis of Cardiac Involvement Comparing to Echocardiographic Findings in Major Thalassemia Patients, Multidiscip Cardio Annal. 2012 ; 4(1):e8763.

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Multidisciplinary Cardiovascular Annals: 4 (1); e8763
Published Online: April 18, 2012
Article Type: Research Article
Received: September 12, 2016
Accepted: April 05, 2012

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Abstract

Heart disease is one of the leading causes of disability in major thalassemia
patients. Timely diagnosis and effective treatment in these patients are essential.
The aim of this study is to evaluate the diagnostic value of BNP in the diagnosis of
heart involvement compared with echocardiographic findings in patients with major
thalassemia.

Keywords

major thalassemia,echocardiography,BNP and children

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