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Serial assessment of brain natriuretic peptide in single ventricle patients with a hybrid stage 1 palliation

Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) has been used as a marker for heart failure. Cross-sectional studies have documented differences in BNP levels in patients with single ventricle physiology but the utility of longitudinal samples has not been established. We hypothesized that change in BNP would correlate with change in clinical status in single ventricle patients palliated with a hybrid stage 1 palliation. Retrospective Ross heart failure score, inotrope score, lactate, and creatinine were obtained at time of each BNP.

Cardiac complications in patients with thalassemia major in Iran: A meta-analysis study

Cardiac complications are the most common cause of death in patients with thalassemia major. This study aims to assess cardiac complications in patients with thalassemia major in Iran.This study was conducted based on PRISMA guidelines for systematic review and meta-analysis studies. To find the relevant literature, a comprehensive search was conducted in several databases including SID, Magiran, Iranmedex, IranDoc, Medlib, PubMed, Scopus, Science Direct, Cochrane, Web of Science, and Google Scholar search engine.

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