Cardiovascular function in Omani children with sickle cell anaemia

Y. A. Wali*, P. Venugopalan, E. Rivera, Z. Al-Lamki

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Systolic murmurs were detected in 22 (61%) of the 36 children with sickle cell anaemia (SCA) who completed the study. Cardiomegaly was detected in 14 (39%). Mean values of left and right ventricular dimensions were higher in SCA than in controls (p < 0.05). Left atrial chambers and aortic root dimensions followed the same pattern. The dilated cardiac chambers in SCA were not associated with any abnormality in systolic or diastolic left ventricular function nor with significant pulmonary hypertension.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-246
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Tropical Paediatrics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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