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Prevalence and risk factors of pulmonary arterial hypertension in thalassemia major patients of Ilam, 2014

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(2017) Prevalence and risk factors of pulmonary arterial hypertension in thalassemia major patients of Ilam, 2014. Evidence Based Care Journal. pp. 74-78. ISSN 20082487 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a progressive disease with high morbidity and mortality rates. Research has shown that PAH has a prevalence rate of 10-79 in thalassemia major patients. This cross-sectional study was carried out in 2014 to determine the prevalence and risk factors of PAH in all thalassemia major patients of over 18 years of age in Ilam, Iran. A cardiologist measured systolic pulmonary artery pressure (SPAP) by using Doppler echocardiography. SPAP of higher than 25 mm Hg was defined as PAH criterion. The obtained data was analyzed using SPSS, version 17. Of the 36 studied patients, 17 (47.2) were male and 19 (52.8) were female. The mean age of the patients was 26.0±5.6 years. The prevalence of PAH in the thalassemia major patients was estimated to be 47.2 and the mean SPAP was determined to be 26.2±14.6 mm Hg. Among the examined PAH risk factors, only the history of pulmonary disease (0.02) and transfusion (0.03) was found to be significant. © 2017, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmail
Azami, M.UNSPECIFIED
Nia, A. S.UNSPECIFIED
Kooshali, M. H. Y.UNSPECIFIED
Nikpay, S.UNSPECIFIED
Madmoli, Y.UNSPECIFIED
Malekshahi, M.UNSPECIFIED
Pashaklaee, E. G.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: Echocardiography Pulmonary hypertension Thalassemia major
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Page Range: pp. 74-78
Journal or Publication Title: Evidence Based Care Journal
Journal Index: Scopus
Volume: 6
Number: 4
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.22038/ebcj.2016.7985
ISSN: 20082487 (ISSN)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/1276

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