What does hypotension and tachycardia indicate in sickle cell disease (SCD)?

Updated: May 12, 2021
  • Author: Joseph E Maakaron, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Hypotension and tachycardia may be signs of septic shock or splenic sequestration crisis. With the severe anemia that accompanies aplastic crisis, patients may exhibit signs of high-output heart failure.


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