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Abstract #3364

Left Ventricular Volumes, Mass & Function Normalized to the Body Surface Area, Age & Gender from CMR in a Large Cohort of Well-Treated Thalassemia Major Patients Without Myocardial Iron Overload.

Antonella Meloni1, Maria Chiara Dell'Amico1, Brunella Favilli1, Giovanni Donato Aquaro1, Pierluigi Festa1, Elisabetta Chiodi2, Stefania Renne3, Gennaro Restaino4, Vincenzo Positano1, Maria Concetta Galati5, Massimo Lombardi1, Alessia Pepe1

1Fondazione G.Monasterio CNR-Regione Toscana & Institute of Clinical Physiology, Pisa, Italy; 2Arcispedale S. Anna, Ferrara, Italy; 3P.O. Giovanni Paolo II, Lamezia Terme, Italy; 4Universit Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Campobasso, Italy; 5A.O. "Pugliese-Ciaccio", Catanzaro, Italy

Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance allows an accurate and reproducible quantification of left ventricular (LV) parameters. In Thalassemia major (TM) patients different normal LV values have been reported. In this study, the ranges for normal LV volumes, mass and ejection fraction normalized to the influence of body surface area (BSA), age and sex were established using the data of a large cohort of well-treated TM patients without myocardial iron overload.