Clinical and Translational Oncology

, Volume 21, Issue 12, pp 1786–1787 | Cite as

Some remarks to SEOM clinical guidelines on cardiovascular toxicity (2018)

  • F. J. de Haro-del MoralEmail author
  • I. Casans-Tormo
  • V. Pubul-Nuñez
  • S. Aguadé-Bruix

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The working group of Nuclear Cardiology from the Spanish Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Image (SEMNIM) wish to expose some comments and observations about the paper from J.A. Virizuela et al. [1]. In this paper, they affirm “baseline echocardiography, in patients at risk for heart failure (HF), helps to optimize CV therapy” and also they establish “echocardiography is deemed the technique of choice when undertaking a global comprehensive assessment of cardiac structure and function at baseline and during the cancer process. In patients with poor image quality, cardiac magnetic resonance is the best option to avoid radiation associated with nuclear medicine techniques”.

The echocardiography is the most used technique in cardiology. However, the 2D echocardiography does not provide the optimal conditions to diagnosing and following. The 3D echocardiography and strain are considered the most appropriate, but these techniques are not always available...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Grupo de Trabajo de Cardiología Nuclear de la Sociedad Española de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen MolecularMadridSpain
  2. 2.Servicio de Medicina Nuclear, Hospital Universitario Puerta de HierroMadridSpain
  3. 3.Servicio de Medicina NuclearHospital Clínico UniversitarioValenciaSpain
  4. 4.Servicio de Medicina NuclearHospital Clínico Universitario de Santiago de CompostelaA CoruñaSpain
  5. 5.Servicio de Medicina NuclearHospital Universitario Vall d’HebronBarcelonaSpain

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