Echocardiographic evaluation of patients cured of childhood cancer: a single center study of 117 subjects who received anthracyclines.

@article{Bossi2001EchocardiographicEO,
  title={Echocardiographic evaluation of patients cured of childhood cancer: a single center study of 117 subjects who received anthracyclines.},
  author={Grazia Bossi and Luca Franco Lanzarini and Maria Luisa Laudisa and Catherine Klersy and Arturo Raisaro and M. Rita Aric{\`o}},
  journal={Medical and pediatric oncology},
  year={2001},
  volume={36 6},
  pages={
          593-600
        }
}
BACKGROUND The risk of cardiomyopathy following exposure to anthracycline in asymptomatic long-term survivors of childhood cancer is still hard to predict and precisely quantify. To identify the impact of different cumulative doses, even within a non-high dose range, and the echocardiographic parameters suitable for evaluating cardiac function, we studied diastolic and systolic echocardiographic parameters in a cohort of patients followed in a single center. PROCEDURE A total of 117 subjects… CONTINUE READING

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