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Evaluation of epirubicin-induced cardiotoxicity by two-dimensional strain echocardiography in breast cancer patients.
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PMID:  19513629     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
The value of two-dimensional strain echocardiography for assessing left ventricular regional systolic function in breast cancer patients who were treated with epirubicin was evaluated. A total of 116 breast cancer patients were divided into 3 groups: Thirty-eight patients in group A were given epirubicin (Epi) of 120-340 mg/m(2), 42 patients in group B received epirubicin of > or = 360 mg/m(2), and 36 patients after surging without chemotherapy served as the control group C. High frame rate two-dimensional images were recorded from apical long-axis view, four-chamber view, two-chamber view of left ventricle. Peak systolic strain of left ventricular subendocardial myocardium was measured using two-dimensional strain software. The conventional echocardiographic parameters were also obtained. Conventional echocardiography showed there was no significant changes in conventional echocardiographic parameters among the three groups (P>0.05). Two-dimensional strain echocardiography revealed that the peak systolic strain of left ventricular subendocardial myocardium in group A was reduced in some segments as compared with the controls (P<0.05). The peak systolic strain of left ventricular subendocardial myocardium in group B was reduced significantly as compared with group C (P<0.05), but that was reduced in group B just in some of the segments as compared with group A (P<0.05). It was concluded that two-dimensional strain echocardiography could early and sensitively display the effects of epirubicin-induced cardiotoxicity on the systolic function of left ventricular subendocardial myocardium, and early monitor the epirubicin-induced cardiotoxicity.
Xiaojun Bi; Youbin Deng; Fanjing Zeng; Ying Zhu; Yuhan Wu; Ceyao Zhao; Chunlei Li
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Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-06-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical sciences = Hua zhong ke ji da xue xue bao. Yi xue Ying De wen ban = Huazhong keji daxue xuebao. Yixue Yingdewen ban     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1672-0733     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Huazhong Univ. Sci. Technol. Med. Sci.     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
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Created Date:  2009-06-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101169627     Medline TA:  J Huazhong Univ Sci Technolog Med Sci     Country:  China    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  391-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medical Ultrasound, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, 430030, China.
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