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The use of imatinib mesylate has no adverse effects on the heart function. Results of a pilot study in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia.
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PMID:  20692037     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
To investigate cardiac effects of imatinib at an extended follow-up (median 12.4 months), 12 chronic myeloid leukemia patients underwent cardiac screening. No significant changes on the frequency of cardiovascular signs and symptoms, electrocardiographic abnormalities, echocardiographic measurements and BNP levels were observed. Median ejection fraction was 67% at baseline versus 68% at follow-up (median intra-patient change 0.5%). Median BNP levels were 8.3 versus 7.3pg/mL (median intra-patient change 0.2pg/mL). Troponin I measures were below the lower limit of detection, whereas strain measures were similar to healthy control. This pilot study suggests that it is probably safe to perform cardiac monitoring on an annual basis.
Milena Soriano Marcolino; Antonio Luiz Ribeiro; Nelma C D Clementino; Maria do Carmo P Nunes; Márcia M Barbosa; Maria Helena C R Silva; Henrique N S Bittencourt; Marcel L Geleijnse; Eric Boersma
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-08-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  Leukemia research     Volume:  35     ISSN:  1873-5835     ISO Abbreviation:  Leuk. Res.     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7706787     Medline TA:  Leuk Res     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  317-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
School of Medicine, Hospital das Clínicas, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil; Department of Cardiology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
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