• iron overload
  • Before transfusion thalassemia patients can also develop iron overload due to repeated blood transfusions. (sooperarticles.com)
  • There can also be significant morbidity from iron overload in the thalassemias both due to chronic transfusions and from increased absorption of iron in the setting of ineffective red blood cell production. (oncologynurseadvisor.com)
  • The main cardiac abnormalities seen to have resulted from thalassemia and iron overload include left ventricular systolic and diastolic dysfunction, pulmonary hypertension, valveulopathies, arrhythmias, and pericarditis. (wikipedia.org)