[Echocardiography studies for detection of cardiotoxic side effects of anthracycline therapy in childhood].

@article{Richter1990EchocardiographySF,
  title={[Echocardiography studies for detection of cardiotoxic side effects of anthracycline therapy in childhood].},
  author={Rudolf Richter and U Grumpelt and Uwe Mittler and Ute Kluba},
  journal={Monatsschrift Kinderheilkunde : Organ der Deutschen Gesellschaft fur Kinderheilkunde},
  year={1990},
  volume={138 12},
  pages={823-7}
}
An anthracycline-induced cardiomyopathy can already appear at a total cumulative dose of less then 550 mg/m2. Noninvasive cardiological methods have been used in order to detect these fatal side effects early. For cardiological control we applied echo-cardiography with measurements of ventricular size and left ventricular function. 5 out of 39 children who… CONTINUE READING