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Volume 112, Nº 3, March 2019


DOI: http://www.dx.doi.org/10.5935/abc.20190022


Early Detection and Monitoring of Cancer Chemotherapy-Related Left Ventricular Dysfunction by Imaging Methods

Mario Luiz Ribeiro

Antonio José Lagoeiro Jorge

Marcelo Souto Nacif

Wolney de Andrade Martins

Figure 1 – Proposal for cardiovascular monitoring of patients undergoing chemotherapy based on information in the literature and authors’ expertise. ECG: electrocardiogram; CT: chemotherapy; RT: radiation therapy; 2D-ECHO: two-dimensional echocardiography; RNV: radionuclide ventriculography; CMRI: cardiac magnetic resonance imaging; ECHO: echocardiography.

Keywords: Neoplasms/mortality; Antineoplastic Agents/adverse effects; Ventricular Dysfunction, Left/diagnostic imaging; Anthracyclines/adverse effects; Trastuzumab/radiation effects.