Prevention of cardiovascular events in subjects undergoing cancer treatment

Employer
Università degli Studi di Brescia
Location
Italy
Posted
October 10 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

Cancer treatment can have untoward cardiovascular effects. Cardiovascular diseases are a major cause of long-term morbidity and mortality in the patients who were treated for cancer and had a favourable response of the primary disease. Aim of this project is to use multiple imaging techniques (Doppler echocardiography, magnetic resonance, CT scan, nuclear medicine) and biomarkers measurements (natriuretic peptides, troponins, markers of inflammation or fibrosis) for the early detection of the subjects with cardiac damage caused by cancer therapy. Findings with new methods, such as speckle tracking echocardiography, will be compared with traditional ones and the predictive value for cardiovascular events will be compared during long-term follow-up.



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