Ferriprox Deferiprone



Depending on the organ, it can take a long time to reduce iron – so treatment guidelines recommend preventing iron loading from the start.5

Organ function, serum ferritin and tissue iron concentration should be checked regularly.5




The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends yearly MRI cardiac T2 assessments for the heart3

  • LIC assessments are also recommended every 6 months5
  • Serum ferritin levels should be measured monthly5

† MRI=magnetic resonance imaging    ‡ ms=milliseconds    § LIC=liver iron concentration



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  • 3. Pennell DJ, et al. Cardiovascular function and treatment in beta-thalassemia major: A consensus statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation 2013;128:281–308.
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