Published in Blood Weekly, May 6th, 2010
The researchers concluded: "Pulmonary hypertension is frequently diagnosed secondary to hemoglobinopathies such as SCD. with sickle-cell anemia, a lifelong hereditary hemoglobinopathy, are now surviving into adulthood because of the advances made in treatment. About one third of these patients develop pulmonary hypertension, a complication that carries a 40% mortality rate. Delayed diagnosis can affect the...
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