Revista argentina de cardiología
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CORBELLA, Fernando et al. Primary Hemochromatosis Early Detection of Myocardial Involvement through Cardiac MRI. Rev. argent. cardiol. [online]. 2009, vol.77, n.1, pp. 56-59. ISSN 1850-3748.
The primary hemochromatosis is the most common genetic disease in Western regions (1 out of 300/400 individuals). The cardiac involvement during its early stages is not detected with the diagnostic imaging techniques, and it is during these stages when potentially life-threatening arrhythmias occur. Through the CMRI, with its T2 star sequence, it is possible to early detect the cardiac involvement and to stratify the risk and monitor the evolution of treatment in affected patients.
Palabras clave : Hemochromatosis; Malignant Arrhythmias; Magnetic Resonance Imaging.