Hydroxyurea may reverse sickle cell-related heart abnormalitiesDiseases, Conditions, Syndromes News

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Heart abnormalities are common complications of sickle cell anemia (SCA) that can contribute to severe disease symptoms and even death. A study published today in the journal Blood Advances is the first to find that hydroxyurea therapy can improve or even reverse cardiac complications in individuals living with SCA. Researchers say the findings underscore the need for early screening for sickle cell-related cardiac abnormalities, even among individuals not currently showing any symptoms.