Reactions 1704, p147 - 2 Jun 2018 Cardiotoxicity: 15 case reports In a study, 15 patients (10 male and 5 female) aged between 12 67 years were described, who developed anthracyclines- related cardiotoxicity following treatment with chemotherapy regimens containing an anthracycline, doxorubicin [adriamycin, hydroxydaunorubicin] for malignant lymphomas [routes, exact dosages and durations of treatments to reactions onsets not stated]. All the patients, who had stage 1 4 malignant lymphoma (follicular lymphoma, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma or Hodgkin’s lymphoma), received various doxorubicin- containing chemotherapy regimens. Of these, 11 patients received CHOP regimen comprising doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide, vincristine and prednisone, 3 patients received ABVD regimen containing doxorubicin, bleomycin, vinblastine and dacarbazine, and the remaining one patient received Hybrid regimen containing doxorubicin. The total doxorubicin dose administered during chemotherapy ranged between 150 400 [unit not stated]. During or after chemotherapy, a decrease in the ejection fraction was reported in all the patients. A subsequent ECGs of six of these patients showed ST-T changes, while ECGs of the remaining nine patients were normal. A diagnosis of anthracyclines- induced cardiotoxicity was made. The status of cardiotoxicity was acute in 14 patients and it was found to be chronic in 1 patient. Out of 15 patients, 7 patients had symptomatic cardiotoxicity while 8 patients had asymptomatic cardiotoxicity. All patients had completed their scheduled 3 8 cycles of the chemotherapy. However, only one of these patients required doxorubicin dose adjustment. Pharmacological intervention was required in seven of these patients. An improvement was reported in 11 patients, while four patients reported no improvement in the cardiotoxicity. Out of these 15 patients, one patient died on 29 September 2012 due to the underlying cancer (follicular lymphoma). Author comment: "In the present study, a total of 15 patients with anthracyclines related cardiotoxicity were evaluated." Vinodhini MT, et al. Evaluation of a polymorphism in MYBPC3 in patients with anthracycline induced cardiotoxicity. Indian Heart Journal 70: 319-322, No. 2, Mar-Apr 2018. Available from: URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ihj.2017.07.001 - India 803324068 0114-9954/18/1704-0001/$14.95 Adis © 2018 Springer International Publishing AG. All rights reserved Reactions 2 Jun 2018 No. 1704
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