How is cardiac hemosiderosis assessed in the workup of transfusion-induced iron overload?

Updated: May 07, 2021
  • Author: Geneva E Guarin, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Elevated NT-proBNP levels appear to predict cardiac hemosiderosis as demonstrated by T2-weighted MRI in thalassemia even when the ejection fraction is preserved. [69]


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