Thalassemia and the heartquake

  • Caterina Borgna-Pignatti | bre@unife.it Department of Medical Sciences Pediatrics, University of Ferrara, Italy.
  • Anna Tarocco Department of Medical Sciences Pediatrics, University of Ferrara, Italy.
  • Alessandro Baldan Department of Medical Sciences Pediatrics, University of Ferrara, Italy.
  • Alessandro Fucili Department of Emergency Medicine - Cardiology, University of Ferrara, Italy.

Abstract

On May 2012 the city of Ferrara and the surrounding region were hit by several earthquakes. We had the chance to observe the behavior of one thalassemic heart during the shocks, because of a 24-h electrocardiogram recording had been put in place a few hours before the shocks.

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Published
2014-09-29
Keywords:
thalassemia, arrhythmias, iron overload, earthquake.
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How to Cite
Borgna-Pignatti, C., Tarocco, A., Baldan, A., & Fucili, A. (2014). Thalassemia and the heartquake. Thalassemia Reports, 4(2). https://doi.org/10.4081/thal.2014.1941