Study proposes new protocol for treatment of Thalassemia
Iron accumulation in myocardial cells, potentially resulting in heart failure or fatal arrhythmia, is one of the complications most feared by patients with thalassemia major, a hereditary disease also known as Mediterranean anemia.

An article by Brazilian researchers published in the journal Blood reports that a daily dose of amlodipine combined with chelation resulted in more effective reduction of cardiac iron in a clinical trial involving 62 patients. Amlodipine is an inexpensive drug with few side effects and is already available for the treatment of hypertension...
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