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By Elvis Amao Internal Medicine , Cardiology and infectious diseases
Shuxu Du, Yaqian Huang, Hongfang Jin, Tianyou Wang
Over the past few decades, the number of long term survivors of childhood cancers has been increased exponentially. However, among these survivors, treatment-related toxicity, especially cardiotoxicity, is becoming the essential cause of morbidity and mortality. Thus, preventing the treatment-related adverse effects is important to increase the event free survival during the treatment of cancer in children and adolescents. Accumulating evidence has demonstrated that hydrogen sulfide (H2 S) exerts a protective role on cardiomyocytes through a variety of mechanisms...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
Jerry Dong, Hong Chen
As cancer therapeutics continues to improve and progress, the adverse side effects associated with anticancer treatments have also attracted more attention and have become extensively explored. Consequently, the importance of posttreatment follow-ups is becoming increasingly relevant to the discussion. Contemporary treatment methods, such as tyrosine kinase inhibitors, anthracycline chemotherapy, and immunotherapy regimens are effective in treating different modalities of cancers; however, these reagents act through interference with DNA replication or prevent DNA repair, causing endothelial dysfunction, generating reactive oxygen species, or eliciting non-specific immune responses...
2018: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
Antonella Vincenzi, Francesca Cesana, Antonio Cirò, Laura Garatti, Felice Achilli
Patients with advanced heart failure (HF) experience a continuous decline in quality of life and have a very poor prognosis. Moreover, due to numerous comorbidities present in these patients, transplantation and left ventricular assist devices are usually impracticable in clinical practice. In this challenging setting, administration of inotropic agents may be the only possible therapy; however, this treatment requires frequent hospitalizations. Our hypothesis is that sacubitril/valsartan, given its marked efficacy and manageability, can be safely used in clinical practice in this setting, potentially reducing hospitalizations and the need for inotropic support...
2017: Cardiology
Peter A Henriksen
Anthracycline chemotherapy causes dose-related cardiomyocyte injury and death leading to left ventricular dysfunction. Clinical heart failure may ensue in up to 5% of high-risk patients. Improved cancer survival together with better awareness of the late effects of cardiotoxicity has led to growing recognition of the need for surveillance of anthracycline-treated cancer survivors with early intervention to treat or prevent heart failure. The main mechanism of anthracycline cardiotoxicity is now thought to be through inhibition of topoisomerase 2β resulting in activation of cell death pathways and inhibition of mitochondrial biogenesis...
December 7, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
H Lin, S Zuo, N Liu
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November 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
W Wang, Y Kang, X H Shu, X D Shen, B He
Objective: To investigate the clinical value of two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography(2D-STE) combined with high-sensitive cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) in early detection of the cardiotoxicity induced by chemotherapy drug. Methods: Seventy-five non-Hodgkin's lymphoma patients who received the CHOP regimen were recruited in this study. Conventional echocardiography and 2D-STE were performed on these patients before chemotherapy, the second day after the third course of chemotherapy (during chemotherapy) and the second day after the last course of chemotherapy (after chemotherapy)...
November 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
Fang Yang, Qiao Lei, Lu Li, Jian Chang He, Jiajia Zeng, Chunxiang Luo, Sai-Ching Jim Yeung, Runxiang Yang
BACKGROUND: Continuous infusion of doxorubicin has been a strategy to reduce cardiotoxicity. Epirubicin is another anthracycline in common clinical use. However, evidence is lacking regarding whether this strategy can reduce cardiotoxicity of epirubicin without compromising antineoplastic efficacy. DESIGN AND METHODS: Healthy rats were randomized into groups: epirubicin (8 mg/kg) delivered intraperitoneally via micro osmotic pumps (MOP), epirubicin (8 mg/kg) by intraperitoneal (IP) bolus injection, and placebo control...
2017: PloS One
Diwakar Jain, Tauseef Ahmad, Mitchel Cairo, Wilbert Aronow
Cardiotoxicity is an important complication of several cancer therapeutic agents. Several well established and newer anticancer therapies such as anthracyclines, trastuzumab and other HER2 receptor blockers, antimetabolites, alkylating agents, tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), angiogenesis inhibitors, and checkpoint inhibitors are associated with significant cardiotoxicity. Cardiovascular imaging employing radionuclide imaging, echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging are helpful in early detection and prevention of overt heart failure secondary to cardiotoxicity of cancer therapy...
September 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
Bennett E Levis, Phillip F Binkley, Charles L Shapiro
Despite the known cardiotoxic effects of doxorubicin and other anthracyclines, no evidence-based guidelines exist for the surveillance and prevention of chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity in adult survivors of breast cancer who have had limited previous doses of anthracyclines (ie, total cumulative dose 240 mg/m2 ), or limited-dose anthracyclines followed by trastuzumab-based regimens. Nonetheless, some national and international cardio-oncology and cardiac-imaging organisations recommend increased cardiac surveillance during or after treatment, measurement of cardiac biomarkers and other surrogate endpoints, and in some cases initiation of cardioprotective drug therapy in asymptomatic women...
August 2017: Lancet Oncology
Carolyn Kwak Glass, Richard N Mitchell
In the United States, the lifetime risk of a cancer diagnosis is nearly 40%; in 2016, that represents almost 1.6 million new patients, and despite advances in early diagnosis and treatment, roughly 35% will ultimately die of their malignancy. Fortunately, the number of patients living with a cancer diagnosis also continues to expand, anticipated to be more than 19 million in less than a decade. In calculating the relative risks and benefits of therapy, it is therefore important to consider the morbidity and mortality associated with antitumor therapy itself...
September 2017: Cardiovascular Pathology: the Official Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology
Daniel J Serie, Julia E Crook, Brian M Necela, Travis J Dockter, Xue Wang, Yan W Asmann, DeLisa Fairweather, Katelyn A Bruno, Gerardo Colon-Otero, Edith A Perez, E Aubrey Thompson, Nadine Norton
OBJECTIVES: The major clinical side effect of the ERBB2-targeted breast cancer therapy, trastuzumab, is a decline in the left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). Improved markers are needed to better identify patients susceptible to cardiotoxicity. METHODS: The NCCTG N9831 trial compared adjuvant doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide followed by either weekly paclitaxel (arm A); paclitaxel then trastuzumab (arm B); or concurrent paclitaxel and trastuzumab (arm C) in patients with HER2-positive breast cancer...
October 2017: Pharmacogenetics and Genomics
Patrizio Lancellotti, Maurizio Galderisi, Erwan Donal, Thor Edvardsen, Bogdan A Popescu, Dimitrios Farmakis, Gerasimos Filippatos, Gilbert Habib, Chiara Lestuzzi, Ciro Santoro, Marie Moonen, Guy Jerusalem, Maryna Andarala, Stefan D Anker
AIMS: European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging/Heart Failure Association Cardiac Oncology Toxicity Registry was launched in October 2014 as a European Society of Cardiology multicentre registry of breast cancer patients referred to imaging laboratories for routine surveillance, suspected, or confirmed anticancer drug-related cardiotoxicity (ADRC). After a pilot phase (1 year recruitment and 1 year follow-up), some changes have been made to the protocol (version 1.0) and electronic case report form...
August 2017: ESC Heart Failure
Ilaria Bini, Sebastian D Asaftei, Chiara Riggi, Elisa Tirtei, Rosaria Manicone, Eleonora Biasin, Maria Eleonora Basso, Gabriella Agnoletti, Franca Fagioli
OBJECTIVES: Anthracycline cardiotoxicity is an important side-effect in long-term childhood cancer survivors. We evaluated the incidence of and factors associated with anthracycline cardiotoxicity in a population of patients diagnosed with bone or soft tissue sarcoma. Materials and methods We retrospectively enrolled patients diagnosed with bone or soft tissue sarcoma, from 1995 to 2011, treated with anthracycline chemotherapy at our Centre and with a follow-up echocardiography carried out ⩾3 years from cardiotoxic therapy completion...
November 2017: Cardiology in the Young
David Pérez-Callejo, María Torrente, María Auxiliadora Brenes, Beatriz Núñez, Mariano Provencio
As the overall survival of patients with lung cancer continues to increase, more cancer survivors are faced with the risk of developing treatment-related cardiovascular toxicities. The increased knowledge of the molecular biology of non-small cell lung cancer has led to new and more personalized treatments. Nevertheless, the usual chemotherapy schemes and radiation therapy induce cardiac toxicities that are frequently underappreciated or go unnoticed. Up to date, the majority of cardiotoxicity studies have been focused in breast cancer, but new treatments in lung cancer patients, such as immune checkpoint-blocking antibodies or tyrosine kinase inhibitors, may also exert these cardiac toxic effects and therefore demand of the close collaboration of oncologists and cardiologists, in order to be addressed...
August 9, 2017: Medical Oncology
Ping-Pin Zheng, Jin Li, Johan M Kros
To date, five cancer treatment modalities have been defined. The three traditional modalities of cancer treatment are surgery, radiotherapy, and conventional chemotherapy, and the two modern modalities include molecularly targeted therapy (the fourth modality) and immunotherapy (the fifth modality). The cardiotoxicity associated with conventional chemotherapy and radiotherapy is well known. Similar adverse cardiac events are resurging with the fourth modality. Aside from the conventional and newer targeted agents, even the most newly developed, immune-based therapeutic modalities of anticancer treatment (the fifth modality), e...
January 2018: Medicinal Research Reviews
Gauri Akolkar, Danielle da Silva Dias, Prathapan Ayyappan, Ashim K Bagchi, Davinder S Jassal, Vera Maria Cury Salemi, Maria Claudia Irigoyen, Katia De Angelis, Pawan K Singal
Increase in oxidative/nitrosative stress is one of the mechanisms associated with the development of cardiotoxicity due to doxorubicin (Dox), a potent chemotherapy drug. Previously, we reported mitigation of Dox-induced oxidative/nitrosative stress and apoptosis by vitamin C (Vit C) in isolated cardiomyocytes. In the present in vivo study in rats, we investigated the effect of prophylactic treatment with Vit C on Dox-induced apoptosis, inflammation, oxidative/nitrosative stress, cardiac dysfunction, and Vit C transporter proteins...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
Azhar Shafi, Neelam Siddiqui, Saba Imtiaz, Mansoor Ud Din Sajid
BACKGROUND: Anthracyclines are one of the most effective chemotherapeutic agents in management of Breast cancer, however Anthracycline induced cardiotoxicity remains a matter of special concern. Detection of early toxicity by use of biomarkers like Troponins has been the focus of interest in recent years. We measured Troponin I levels after chemotherapy with anthracyclines and correlated it with ECG, Echocardiography and clinical findings. METHODS: Patients with early Breast cancer eligible for chemotherapy were included in the study...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
Matteo Bauckneht, Giulia Ferrarazzo, Francesco Fiz, Silvia Morbelli, Matteo Sarocchi, Fabio Pastorino, Alberto Ghidella, Elena Pomposelli, Maurizio Miglino, Pietro Ameri, Laura Emionite, Flavia Ticconi, Eleonora Arboscello, Ambra Buschiazzo, Elena Augusta Massimelli, Salvatore Fiordoro, Anna Borra, Vanessa Cossu, Annalisa Bozzano, Adalberto Ibatici, Mirco Ponzoni, Paolo Spallarossa, Andrea Gallamini, Paolo Bruzzi, Gianmario Sambuceti, Cecilia Marini
The present translational study aimed to verify whether serial 18F-FDG PET/CT predicts doxorubicin cardiotoxicity. Methods: Fifteen athymic mice were treated intravenously with saline (n = 5) or with 5 or 7.5 mg of doxorubicin per kilogram (n = 5 each) and underwent dynamic small-animal PET beforehand and afterward to estimate left ventricular (LV) metabolic rate of glucose (MRGlu). Thereafter, we retrospectively identified 69 patients who had been successfully treated with a regimen of doxorubicin, bleomycin, vinblastine, and dacarbazine for Hodgkin disease (HD) and had undergone 4 consecutive 18F-FDG PET/CT scans...
October 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
Erick Avelar, Quynh A Truong, David Inyangetor, Ravi Marfatia, Clifford Yang, Electra Kaloudis, Susan Tannenbaum, Guido Rosito, Sheldon Litwin
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess the left ventricular (LV) remodeling response to chemotherapy in low-cardiac-risk women with newly diagnosed nonmetastatic breast cancer. Cardiotoxic effects of chemotherapy are an increasing concern. To effectively interpret cardiac imaging studies performed for screening purposes in patients undergoing cancer therapy it is necessary to understand the normal changes in structure and function that may occur. METHODS: Twenty women without preexisting cardiovascular disease, of a mean age of 50 years, newly diagnosed with nonmetastatic breast cancer and treated with anthracycline or trastuzumab, were prospectively enrolled and evaluated at four time points (at baseline, during chemotherapy, 2 weeks after chemotherapy, and 6 months after chemotherapy) using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, blood samples, and a clinical questionnaire...
November 2017: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
Tomoko Negishi, Kazuaki Negishi
Progress in cancer therapy has led to improved prognosis of patients with cancer and thus to a continuous rise of cancer survivors. However, it has simultaneously increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality rates due to direct and/or indirect side effects of anticancer treatment. Similar to the rapid rise of patients with adult congenital disease, the number of patients suffering or at risk of cardiotoxicity has been steeply increasing and getting an emerging issue. Among the many facets of chemotherapy-induced cardiovascular toxicity, this review attempts to summarize echocardiographic evaluation of cardiac function after cancer chemotherapy by reviewing the definition, risk factors, brief history, limitation of left ventricular ejection fraction and myocardial strain imaging, as well as the limitations of this technique...
March 2018: Journal of Echocardiography
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