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Rome, Italy

Boccardi L.,UO Cardiologia I | Minardi G.,UO Cardiologia I | Pino P.G.,UO Cardiologia I | Pulignano G.,UO Cardiologia I | And 5 more authors.
Annali Degli Ospedali San Camillo e Forlanini | Year: 2010

Anticancer drugs have been reported to cause cardiac side effects including cardiomyopathy, ischemia, arrhythmias, and myocardial necrosis. The severity of cardiotoxicity depends on many factors such as the molecular site of action, the immediate and cumulative dose, the method of administration and the presence of any underlying heart disease. Nevertheless anticancer drugs side effects, usually, are at least partially reversible and responsive to medical management. For this reason in our echo-lab we perform a follow up based upon a precise assessment of anticancer drug possible side effect with clinical and echocardiographic instrumentations to enhance life quality and life expectance of our patients. Source

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