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Focused echocardiography in cardio-oncology.
Keramida, Kalliopi; Farmakis, Dimitrios; López Fernández, Teresa et al.
2020In Echocardiography, 37 (8), p. 1149-1158
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Keywords :
cancer; cardiotoxicity focused echo; cardio‐oncology; echocardiography
Abstract :
[en] Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) is the cornerstone of imaging in patients with a malignancy in all stages of their treatment-before, during, and after the completion of it-to identify most of the cardiotoxic complications. However, the restricted time and resources of cardio-oncology services and the high volume of oncological patients and survivors on the other hand limit the access of this population to this modality. Focused Echo in Cardio-Oncology (FECO) in proportion to other focused cardiac protocols is proposed as a valuable tool after the initial standard complete TTE to: (a) identify the potential toxicity expected by the specific cancer therapy applied; (b) assess sequentially the pre-existing abnormality, if any, in relation to therapy; (c) assess the effect of any cardio-protective intervention; (d) identify any cardiac origin of patient complaints during or after therapy; (e) assess cardiac function in asymptomatic patients who develop significant changes in cardiac biomarkers during cancer therapy. Four different protocols of FECO are proposed according to the type of cardiotoxicity anticipated: FECOm (in patients on chemotherapeutics that cause myocardial dysfunction), FECOv (in patients at risk of valvular heart disease), FECOpd (in patients at risk of pericardial disease), and FECOph (in patients at risk of pulmonary hypertension). The application of FECO protocols is aimed to ensure accuracy, reliability, and effectiveness in the early identification of cardiovascular complications, improving quality of life, and being at the same time cost-effective.
Disciplines :
Cardiovascular & respiratory systems
Author, co-author :
Keramida, Kalliopi
Farmakis, Dimitrios
López Fernández, Teresa
Lancellotti, Patrizio  ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences cliniques > Cardiologie - Pathologie spéciale et réhabilitation
Language :
English
Title :
Focused echocardiography in cardio-oncology.
Publication date :
2020
Journal title :
Echocardiography
ISSN :
0742-2822
eISSN :
1540-8175
Volume :
37
Issue :
8
Pages :
1149-1158
Peer reviewed :
Peer reviewed
Commentary :
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