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: https://aurora.org/jpcrr Part of the Cardiology Commons, and the Oncology Commons Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews ( JPCRR) is a peerreviewed scientific journal whose mission is to communicate clinical and bench research findings, with the goal of improving the quality of human health, the care of the individual patient, and the care of populations. Abstract Cardiotoxicity is a rising issue connected to use of chemotherapy and radiotherapy in
more » ... 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