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Pulmonary Hypertension and Diastolic Dysfunction as Risk Factors for Death in a Patient with Sickle Cell Disease

Specialty:

Pulmonology & Critical Care
Cardiology
Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics
Hematology Oncology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Approximately 11% of patients with sickle cell anemia will have both pulmonary hypertension and diastolic dysfucnction. The presence of either complication can increase the risk of mortality for the patient.

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