Assessment of right ventricular functions during cancer chemotherapy.


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Tanindi A., Demirci U., TAÇOY G. , Buyukberber S., Alsancak Y., Coskun U., ...More

European journal of echocardiography : the journal of the Working Group on Echocardiography of the European Society of Cardiology, vol.12, no.11, pp.834-40, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/ejechocard/jer142
  • Title of Journal : European journal of echocardiography : the journal of the Working Group on Echocardiography of the European Society of Cardiology
  • Page Numbers: pp.834-40

Abstract

Aims Although systolic and diastolic left ventricular functions after cancer chemotherapy are well studied, there are a few investigations about the right ventricular functions. We aimed to investigate the early effects of chemotherapy on right heart, if any, in addition to the association between N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) and right heart echocardiographic indices.