Assessment of left ventricular functions and myocardial iron load with tissue Doppler and speckle tracking echocardiography and T2*MRI in patients with beta-thalassemia major

Ari M. E., Ekici F., Cetin I. I., TAVİL E. B., Yarali N., Isik P., ...More

ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY-A JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR ULTRASOUND AND ALLIED TECHNIQUES, vol.34, no.3, pp.383-389, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: The purpose of this study is to determine early myocardial dysfunction in beta-thalassemia major (BTM) patients. Where the myocardial dysfunction cannot be detected by conventional echocardiography, it could be detected by tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) or speckle tracking echocardiography (STE).