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


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

PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY AND ONCOLOGY, vol.25, no.8, pp.723-733, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/08880010802435393
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY AND ONCOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.723-733

Abstract

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.