Longitudinal changes in cardiac function after cisplatin-based chemotherapy for testicular cancer.

@article{Altena2011LongitudinalCI,
  title={Longitudinal changes in cardiac function after cisplatin-based chemotherapy for testicular cancer.},
  author={Renska Altena and Yoran M. Hummel and Janine Nuver and Andries J. Smit and Joop Daniel Lefrandt and Rudolf A de Boer and Adriaan Alexander Voors and Maarten P. van den Berg and Elisabeth G. E. de Vries and Hendrika M. Boezen and Jourik A. Gietema},
  journal={Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology},
  year={2011},
  volume={22 10},
  pages={2286-93}
}
BACKGROUND Cross-sectional studies showed that treatment with cisplatin chemotherapy for testicular cancer is associated with an increased incidence of cardiac dysfunction. We investigated longitudinal progression of and contributing factors to cardiac dysfunction in testicular cancer survivors. PATIENTS AND METHODS Cardiac assessments were carried out before 10 months (range 7-15 months) and 6.9 years (range 4.9-9.7 years) after start of cisplatin-based chemotherapy, consisting of… CONTINUE READING
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