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Title: Expert consensus for multi-modality imaging evaluation of cardiovascular complications of radiotherapy in adults: a report from the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging and the American Society of Echocardiography
Authors: Lancellotti, Patrizio ×
Nkomo, Vuyisile T
Badano, Luigi P
Bergler, Jutta
Bogaert, Jan
Davin, Laurent
Cosyns, Bernard
Coucke, Philippe
Dulgheru, Raluca
Edvardsen, Thor
Gaemperli, Oliver
Galderisi, Maurizio
Griffin, Brian
Heidenreich, Paul A
Nieman, Koen
Plana, Juan C
Port, Steven C
Scherrer-Crosbie, Marielle
Schwartz, Ronald G
Sebag, Igal A
Voigt, Jens-Uwe
Wann, Samuel
Yang, Phillip C
European Society of Cardiology Working Groups on Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac Computed Tomography and Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, and Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography #
Issue Date: Sep-2013
Publisher: Mosby, Inc.
Series Title: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography vol:26 issue:9 pages:1013-32
Article number: 10.1016/j.echo.2013.07.005
Abstract: Cardiac toxicity is one of the most concerning side effects of anti-cancer therapy. The gain in life expectancy obtained with anti-cancer therapy can be compromised by increased morbidity and mortality associated with its cardiac complications. While radiosensitivity of the heart was initially recognized only in the early 1970s, the heart is regarded in the current era as one of the most critical dose-limiting organs in radiotherapy. Several clinical studies have identified adverse clinical consequences of radiation-induced heart disease (RIHD) on the outcome of long-term cancer survivors. A comprehensive review of potential cardiac complications related to radiotherapy is warranted. An evidence-based review of several imaging approaches used to detect, evaluate, and monitor RIHD is discussed. Recommendations for the early identification and monitoring of cardiovascular complications of radiotherapy by cardiac imaging are also proposed.
ISSN: 0894-7317
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Cardiology
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