Comparison between M-Mode and Digitized Echocardiography in the Detection of Anthracycline Cardiotoxicity

  • George G. S. Sandor
  • Paul C. J. Rogers
  • Ka-Wah Chan
  • Zubeda Sadaruddin
  • Marion Tipple
  • Michael W. H. Patterson
  • Shirley Hazell
  • Mavis Teasdale
  • Marty Puterman
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Abstract

Since the description of the cardiotoxic effects of adriamycin and daunorubi­cin, different methods have been used to attempt noninvasive detection of this cardiotoxicity. These include following serial chest X-rays films, cardiac enzymes, electrocardiograms, systolic time intervals, m-mode echocardiogra­phy, two-dimensional echocardiography, and radionuclide cineangiography [1–3]. They are neither sensitive nor specific and, more importantly, do not detect early changes that might influence chemotherapeutic decisions. This study was performed to investigate the usefulness of digitized echocardiogra­phy to detect changes in cardiac function due to anthracyclines and to compare this technique with standard m-mode echocardiography [4].

Keywords

Toxicity Lymphoma Leukemia Anemia Oncol 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • George G. S. Sandor
  • Paul C. J. Rogers
  • Ka-Wah Chan
  • Zubeda Sadaruddin
  • Marion Tipple
  • Michael W. H. Patterson
  • Shirley Hazell
  • Mavis Teasdale
  • Marty Puterman

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