Chemotherapy-Induced Cardiotoxicity

@article{Shaikh2012ChemotherapyInducedC,
  title={Chemotherapy-Induced Cardiotoxicity},
  author={Amir Y. Shaikh and Jeffrey A. Shih},
  journal={Current Heart Failure Reports},
  year={2012},
  volume={9},
  pages={117-127}
}
Anthracycline-based chemotherapeutics have long been recognized as effective agents for treating a wide range of malignancies. However, their use is not without significant adverse cardiotoxic side effects. Strategies for prevention involve limiting free-radical production and subsequent cardiac myocyte damage. Dexrazoxane remains the most widely studied cardioprotective medication. Alternative agents may reduce cardiotoxicity but may still cause significant cardiovascular problems. The role of… 

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