Radiotherapy-induced global and regional differences in early-stage left-sided versus right-sided breast cancer patients: speckle tracking echocardiography study

@article{Tuohinen2016RadiotherapyinducedGA,
  title={Radiotherapy-induced global and regional differences in early-stage left-sided versus right-sided breast cancer patients: speckle tracking echocardiography study},
  author={Suvi Sirkku Tuohinen and Tanja Skytt{\"a} and Tuija Poutanen and Heini Sisko Annamari Huhtala and Vesa Virtanen and Pirkko-Liisa Kellokumpu-Lehtinen and Pekka Raatikainen},
  journal={The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging},
  year={2016},
  volume={33},
  pages={463-472}
}
Radiotherapy (RT) to the thoracic region increases late cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The impact of breast cancer laterality on cardiac function is largely unknown. The aim of this prospective study was to compare RT-induced changes in left-sided and right-sided breast cancer patients using speckle tracking echocardiography (STE). Sixty eligible… CONTINUE READING