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Newest Echocardiographic Techniques for the Detection of Cardiotoxicity and Heart Failure During Chemotherapy.
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PMID:  21749883     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity has become a significant public health issue. Left ventricular ejection fraction is routinely used to monitor cardiotoxicity but fails to detect subtle alterations in cardiac function. Improvements in the measurement of left ventricular ejection fraction, physical or pharmacologic stressors, and novel cardiac functional indices may be useful in the detection of cardiotoxicity. The improvements in the detection and therapy of cancer have led to the emergence of chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity. New echocardiographic techniques may be useful in the detection of patients undergoing chemotherapy treatments who could benefit from alternative cancer treatments, therefore decreasing the incidence of cardiotoxicity.
Heloisa Sawaya; Juan Carlos Plana; Marielle Scherrer-Crosbie
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart failure clinics     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1551-7136     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Fail Clin     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-07-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101231934     Medline TA:  Heart Fail Clin     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  313-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Cardiac Ultrasound Laboratory, Division of Cardiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA.
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