Which symptoms suggest cardiovascular complications 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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Orthostasis suggests hypovolemia. Tachypnea suggests pneumonia, heart failure, or acute chest syndrome. Dyspnea suggests acute chest syndrome, pulmonary hypertension, and/or heart failure.


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