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Chemotherapy-related cardiomyopathy

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-24
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Cardiology
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
Accepted/In press23 Jul 2015
Published2015

King's Authors

Abstract

Advances in chemotherapeutic agents have resulted in significantly improved cancer survival rates. Cardiac toxicity, however, has emerged as a leading cause of morbidity, both during and years after treatment. One of the most common manifestations of cardiotoxicity is that of heart failure and left ventricular systolic dysfunction. In this review, current opinions and guidelines in this field are discussed, with particular focus on the most common culprits, the anthracyclines, and the monoclonal antibody, trastuzumab.

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