Diagnosis of Chemotherapy-Induced Cardiotoxicity

Fausto Pizzino, Giampiero Vizzari, Charles A Bomzer, Rubina Qamar, Scipione Carerj, Concetta Zito, Bijoy K Khandheria
2014 Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews  
Follow this and additional works at: http://digitalrepository.aurorahealthcare.org/jpcrr Part of the Cardiology Commons, and the Oncology Commons The mission of the Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews ( JPCRR) is to further the ongoing quest for new knowledge by providing a medium for the communication of clinical research, with the purpose of improving the quality of human health, the care of the individual patient, and the care of populations. Abstract Cardiotoxicity is a rising
more » ... xicity is a rising issue connected to use of chemotherapy and radiotherapy in the treatment of neoplastic diseases. Early diagnosis during follow-up is of paramount importance, and careful surveillance is recommended. Evaluation of left ventricular ejection fraction by echocardiography and nuclear medicine techniques is widely used in clinical practice; however, their sensitivity in detecting early cardiac damage is low. New instruments like speckle-tracking imaging, cardiac magnetic resonance and cardiac circulating biomarkers are available to clinicians to best evaluate the onset and progression of cardiotoxic effects, improving the therapeutic management and final outcome for the patient. (J Patient-
doi:10.17294/2330-0698.1025 fatcat:pbqc5yii4fdq3jd3mz3opihosy