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Table 1 Echocardiographic findings and their correlation with MRI T2* findings and serum ferritin level. Data are represented as mean ± SD

From: Global longitudinal strain as an Indicator of cardiac Iron overload in thalassemia patients

  Echo findings \( {T}_2^{\ast } \) Ferritin
Correlation coefficient (r) P value Correlation coefficient (r) P value
EF (%) 58.96 ± 4.96 0.26 0.16 0.12 0.38
Septal systolic Velocity (mm/sec) 5.67 ± 1.03 0.43 0.002 0.12 0.93
Septal early diastolic velocity (mm/sec) 9.63 ± 1.88 0.25 0.08 0.14 0.33
Lateral systolic Velocity (mm/sec) 6.10 ± 1.56 0.25 0.07 0.06 0.65
Lateral early diastolic Velocity (mm/sec) 12.60 ± 1.70 0.25 0.07 0.09 0.51
Septal systolic Strain (%) 1.05 ± 0.26 0.20 0.15 0.14 0.31
Lateral systolic Strain (%) 1.12 ± 0.32 0.11 0.41 0.19 0.18
Global Strain (%) 19.36 ± 3.24 0.60 0.00 0.26 0.06
Left Ventricular End Systolic Volume (mm3) 21.85 ± 6.20 0.25 0.07 −0.11 0.42
Left Ventricular End Diastolic Volume (mm3) 53.65 ± 12.68 0.21 0.14 −0.02 0.88