|Title:||High-dose deferoxamine treatment [intravenous] for thalassaemia patients with cardiac complications|
|Abstract:||As a means to manage cardiac conditions, we determined the effects of high-dose intravenous [IV] deferoxamine in 15 thalassaemia patients with cardiomyopathy and high ferritin and haemoglobin levels. The patients received IV deferoxamine, 130 mg/kg per day over 10-14 hours [maximum 5 g] for 5 consecutive days. All patients underwent a full evaluation before receiving deferoxamine, and 2 days and 1 month after completing the treatment. Visual and auditory examinations were done to detect any side-effects. After treatment, cardiovascular symptoms decreased considerably and systolic function showed significant improvement, but there was no significant effect on diastolic function, electro-cardiography and physical findings. There were no significant side-effects reported|
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