THROMBOSIS RESEARCH, vol.131, no.6, 2013 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
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Thalassemia minor, Coronary flow reserve, Endothelial function, INTIMA-MEDIA THICKNESS, SLOW FLOW PHENOMENON, MYOCARDIAL-INFARCTION, OXIDATIVE STRESS, ARTERY-DISEASE, DOPPLER-ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY, CARDIOVASCULAR-DISEASE, ATHEROSCLEROSIS, RESERVE, TRAIT
Higher prevalence of cardiovascular disease in Thalassemia patients have been known. Potential mechanisms are enhanced platelet activation, LDL oxidation, macrophage activation, and increased nitric oxide destruction. We have investigated coronary flow reserve (CFR), brachial artery flow mediated dilation (FMD) and Carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) in patients with Beta thalessemia minor (BTM).