Maurizio Galderisi, Patrizio Lancellotti
This article reiterates the validity of echocardiography as a first choice for diagnosing cardiac dysfunction in cancer patients. It further advocates for the preferred use of three-dimensional ejection fraction or global longitudinal strain because of greater reproducibility, and reaffirms that stress echo remains the best choice for diagnosing inducible ischaemia. Finally, the authors conclude that cardiac computed tomography (CCT) is best for the identification of delayed coronary atherosclerosis after radiotherapy, but radio-induced carotid arterial damage can be identified by vascular ultrasonography. Pericardial damage can be detected with echocardiography, cardiac magnetic resonance or CCT.
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