PLASMA NATRIURETIC PEPTIDES LEVELS AND ECHOCARDIOGRAPHIC FINDINGS IN LATE SUBCLINICAL ANTHRACYCLINE TOXICITY


KANTAR M. , LEVENT E., Cetingul N. , Ulger Z. , OZYUREK R., Aksoylar S. , ...Daha Fazla

PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY AND ONCOLOGY, cilt.25, ss.723-733, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 25 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/08880010802435393
  • Dergi Adı: PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY AND ONCOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.723-733

Özet

The purpose of this study was to evaluate late cardiac toxicity by comprehensive echocardiographic study, and to determine whether plasma atrial natriuretic peptide and brain natriuretic peptide levels might be indicators of neurohumoral activation. The study included 49 long-term survivors and 21 controls. A wide variety of echocardiographic parameters were measured or calculated. Plasma peptide levels were determined. Patients had significant changes in different echocardiographic parameters that are suggestive of LV systolic and diastolic dysfunction. Plasma peptide levels were not increased. The authors have found significant subclinic cardiotoxicity by echocardiography. Survivors seem to have normal plasma natriuretic peptide levels in long-term period.