It has been hypothesized that the extent of acute anthracycline-induced cardiotoxicity reflects the risk for late development of heart failure. The aim of this study was to examine if short-term changes in cardiac function can be detected even after low-dose adjuvant epirubicin therapy for breast cancer when using Doppler tissue imaging of longitudinal left ventricular function.
American Society of Echocardiography. Journal, 2011, Vol 24, Issue 2, p. 200-6
Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Antibiotics, Antineoplastic; Breast Neoplasms; Chemotherapy, Adjuvant; Epirubicin; Female; Humans; Middle Aged; Treatment Outcome; Ventricular Dysfunction, Left