Last updated on October 2007

Is There Intravascular Hemolysis in Patients With Pulmonary Hypertension?

Brief description of study

Patients with hemolytic disorders (e.g. sickle cell anemia or thalassemia) are known to develop pulmonary hypertension. Hemolysis is where red blood cells are destroyed and their contents released into the circulation. It is thought that these red-cell contents cause constriction and thrombosis of the blood vessels in the lungs. Conversely, it is possible that patients with pulmonary hypertension have hemolysis. In this study we will be drawing blood from a range of patients and normal controls for a panel of blood tests related to hemolysis.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT00502398

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