Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition) Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition)
Rev Esp Cardiol. 2017;70:487-95 - Vol. 70 Num.06 DOI: 10.1016/j.rec.2017.01.004

Emerging Cardiac Imaging Modalities for the Early Detection of Cardiotoxicity Due to Anticancer Therapies

Teresa López-Fernández a,, Paaladinesh Thavendiranathan b

a Servicio de Cardiología, Unidad de Imagen Cardiaca, Unidad de Cardio-Oncología, Hospital Universitario La Paz, IdiPaz, Madrid, Spain
b Peter Munk Cardiac Center, Ted Rogers Program in Cardiotoxicity Prevention, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Refers to

Remarks on the Position Paper on Cardio-Onco-Hematology and Remarks on the Review of Cardiac Imaging Modalities for the Detection of Cardiotoxicity
Virginia Pubul, Irene Casáns, Santiago Aguadé, Francisco Javier de Haro
Rev Esp Cardiol. 2017;70:1028-9
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Keywords

Cardiotoxicity. Chemotherapy. Heart failure. Echocardiography.

Abstract

The undeniable advances in the field of oncology have finally led to a decrease in overall cancer-related mortality. However, this population of long-term cancer survivors is now facing a shift toward a substantial increase in cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Because the development of overt cardiotoxicity can be associated with poor outcomes, preclinical identification of cardiac toxicity is important. This will promote early instauration of treatments to prevent overt heart dysfunction and allow oncologists to continue cancer therapy in an uninterrupted manner. Surveillance strategies for the early detection of cardiac injury include cardiac imaging and biomarkers during treatment. In this review, we outline existing cardiac imaging modalities to detect myocardial changes in patients undergoing cancer treatment and in survivors, and their strengths and limitations.

1885-5857/© 2017 Sociedad Española de Cardiología. Published by Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved

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