Musa BM, Odoh CN, Galadanci NA, Saidu H, Aliyu MH. Lower than expected elevated tricuspid regurgitant jet velocity in adults with sickle cell disease in Nigeria. International health. 2018 Feb 9. PMID: 29438485 [PubMed]
Cardiopulmonary disease is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in persons with sickle cell disease (SCD). Tricuspid regurgitant jet velocity (TRJV) and predicted forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1%) predicted are independently associated with death in SCD. The goal of this study was to determine the prevalence of elevated TRJV and the association, if any, between TRJV and FEV1% predicted among persons with sickle cell anaemia (SCA) in Nigeria.