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Table 4 Correlations between Cardiac T2*, mean serum Ferritin, Liver T2* and echocardiographic parameters, at baseline and follow-up of the study

From: Left ventricular deformation mechanics over time in patients with thalassemia major with and without iron overload

  Baseline Follow-up
Cardiac T2* Ferritin Liver T2* Cardiac T2* Ferritin Liver T2*
LVEF
 Correlation 0.37 − 0.27 − 0.47 0.49 − 0.11 − 0.16
 P 0.018 0.132 0.023 0.019 0.520 0.487
GLS
 Correlation − 0.41 0.15 0.20 − 0.67 0.15 0.01
 P 0.013 0.445 0.383 0.001 0.417 0.915
CS
 Correlation − 0.14 0.27 0.50 − 0.1 0.15 0.13
 P 0.411 0.195 0.036 0.716 0.341 0.593
  1. CS: Mean Circumferential Strain (%), GLS: Global Longitudinal Strain (%), LVEF: Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction (%)