Transient left ventricular dysfunction in childhood sickle cell disease

Academic Article


  • For unclear reasons, myocardial infarction is rare in childhood sickle cell disease, whereas lung, bone, and brain infarcts are more common. During vasoocclusive crisis and infection, acute myocardial ischemia and chronic volume overload from anemia may result in myocardial dysfunction. We report a child who had reversible cardiac dysfunction that mimicked myocardial infarction.
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    Author List

  • Johnson WH; McCrary RB; Mankad VN
  • Start Page

  • 221
  • End Page

  • 223
  • Volume

  • 20
  • Issue

  • 3