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Monitoring a Patient Receiving an Anthracycline

Purpose:

To monitor a patient for cardiotoxicity associated with anthracycline chemotherapy using the algorithm of Keefe.

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology
Cardiology

Objective:

options, adverse effects

ICD-10:

T45.1

Description:

Cardiotoxicity is a therapy-limiting toxicity with anthracyclines. Keefe proposed an algorithm for monitoring anthracycline chemotherapy in order to minimize the risk of cardiotoxicity. The author is from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

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