International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 9, Part D (2016)
An echocardiographic study of cardiac functions in patients of severe anemia
Dr. Saakshi Sarin, Dr. Tejinder Talwar, Dr. BK Agrawal and Tarika
Anemia is world’s second leading cause of disability and widely prevalent among all age groups. Studies done in patients with diabetes, CKD or CAD have supported an association between anemia and left ventricular diastolic dysfunction. The current study was undertaken to seek whether low Hb level is related to Left ventricle structure and left ventricle filling pressure in patients. Total 60 patients, 30 with severe anemia and 30 normal subjects were taken using simple random sampling. All patients were subjected to various investigations such as CBC, PBF, Chest X-ray, ECG, 2Dechocardiography etc. Data study findings show significant changes in terms of cardiac functions such as left ventricle end diastole dimension EDV, SV, EF, CO, Cardiac index, left ventricle mass index etc. in study group as compared to control group. Based on the findings of the study it was concluded that conventional echocardiography is a simple test for detecting left ventricular dysfunction in patients of severe anemia and suggest the need for correction of anemia to reverse and prevent left ventricular dysfunction.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Saakshi Sarin, Dr. Tejinder Talwar, Dr. BK Agrawal and Tarika. An echocardiographic study of cardiac functions in patients of severe anemia. International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(9): 233-235.