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Abstract #4490

Reference Ranges for Biventricular Volumes and Ejection Fraction and for Left Ventricular Mass in Adult Thalassemia Intermedia Patients Without Myocardial Iron Overload

Antonella Meloni1, Vincenzo Positano1, Daniele De Marchi1, Cristina Salvatori2, Gaetano Giuffrida3, Angelo Peluso4, Gianluca Valeri5, Gennaro Restaino6, Letizia Gulino1, Massimo Lombardi1, Alessia Pepe1

1CMR Unit, Fondazione G. Monasterio CNR-Regione Toscana and Institute of Clinical Physiology, Pisa, Italy; 2Fondazione G. Monasterio CNR-Regione Toscana, Pisa, Italy; 3Ospedale "Ferrarotto", Divis. Clinicizzata di Ematologia, Catania, Italy; 4Microcitemia - Azienda Unit Sanitaria Locale TA/1, Presidio Ospedaliero Centrale, Taranto, Italy; 5Dipartimento di Radiologia, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Ospedali Riuniti "Umberto I-Lancisi-Salesi", Ancona, Italy; 6Department of Radiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Campobasso, Italy

Reference ranges for biventricular volumes and ejection fraction and for LV mass specific to adult thalassemia intermedia (TI) patients were defined. These new reference ranges are important for avoiding a misdiagnosis of cardiomyopathy in TI patients.