MRI assessment needed for cardiac iron overload in haemoglobinopathy patients

Unrecognised iron overload is common in patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), thalassemia major, non-transfusion dependent thalassemia (NTDT) and other chronic anaemias. Australian research investigated serum ferritin and MRI assessments of liver and myocardial iron in 243 patients at risk of iron overload. Patients in the Transfusional Iron overload assessed by Magnetic rESonance imaging (TIMES) study were recruited from 13 ...

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