alexa Bloodletting-induced cardiomyopathy: reversible cardiac hypertrophy in severe chronic anaemia from long-term bloodletting with cupping.


Alternative & Integrative Medicine

Author(s): Sohn IS, Jin ES, Cho JM, Kim CJ, Bae JH,

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Abstract Cardiac hypertrophy in a patient with severe iron deficiency anaemia associated with long-term bloodletting using cupping, called 'puhang' in oriental medicine, is discussed using chest electrocardiographic and radiographic images. With iron supply, the patient showed remarkable improvement of cardiomegaly, which is a unique feature of chronic severe iron deficiency anaemia. This article was published in Eur J Echocardiogr and referenced in Alternative & Integrative Medicine

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