Transcranial Doppler: Influence of hematocrit in children with sickle cell anemia without stroke

R. J. Adams, F. T. Nichols, V. C. McKie, K. M. McKie, S. Stephens, E. Carl, W. O. Thompson

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Abstract

Transcranial Doppler (TCD) was performed on 124 anemic children (age 3-18 years, mean 7.8 ± 4), primarily with sickle cell anemia (SCA). The goal was to determine the relative influence of age and hematocrit on intracranial blood velocities as measured by TCD. In contrast to children without anemia, arterial velocities were higher and were significantly correlated with hematocrit but not with age. These findings indicate that knowledge of the hematocrit is necessary when interpreting TCD findings in children with SCA, and probably in young patients with anemia from any cause.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)97-101
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Technology
Volume8
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1989

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  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Adams, R. J., Nichols, F. T., McKie, V. C., McKie, K. M., Stephens, S., Carl, E., & Thompson, W. O. (1989). Transcranial Doppler: Influence of hematocrit in children with sickle cell anemia without stroke. Journal of Cardiovascular Technology, 8(2), 97-101.