Hemoglobin

Pulmonary Hypertension in Sickle Cell Anemia

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Pulmonary Hypertension in Sickle Cell Anemia, Sickle Cell Anemia Related Pulmonary Hypertension

  • Epidemiology
  1. Prevalence: Up to 30% of Sickle Cell Anemia adults
  • Symptoms
  • Signs
  • Imaging
  1. Chest XRay
    1. Right ventricular enlargement
  2. Echocardiogram
    1. Tricuspid regiurgitation
  • Prognosis
  1. Increases mortality risk 10 fold