Navigation Links
MRI detects early effects of chemotherapy on children's hearts
Date:6/9/2013

MRI scans of children who have had chemotherapy can detect early changes in their hearts finds research in biomed Central's open access journal Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance.

Chemotherapy with anthracyclines, such as Doxorubicin, is one of the most effective treatments against many types of cancer, including leukaemia and Hodgkin's lymphoma, breast, lung, and ovarian cancer. However it can also lead to irreversible heart damage, which may not be apparent until several years after treatment. Being able to detect this damage at an early stage, in order to initiate preventative therapy of affected people, is especially important in children.

Researchers from University of Alberta performed MRI scans on children and young adults (aged 7 to 19) at the Stollery Children's Hospital who were in remission following anthracycline treatment. They found that they were able to identify changes in heart muscle related to the formation of fibrosis, using an emerging MRI method called T1 mapping, even in children whose heart function was apparently normal by ultrasound.

Explaining in more detail, the study funded by the Women's and Children's Health Research Institute led by Dr Edythe Tham and Dr Richard Thompson said, "In childhood cancer survivors, MRI changes were related to anthracycline dose given to the children. These changes are also mirrored by thinning of the heart wall and a reduction in the exercise capacity. By detecting these changes early we can only hope that future research using these techniques may guide early identification and treatment in attempts to delay the onset of heart damage in children who have survived cancer."


'/>"/>

Contact: Ruth Francis
ruth.francis@biomedcentral.com
44-203-192-2737
BioMed Central
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Screening detects ovarian cancer using neighboring cells
2. Screening breast ultrasound detects cancers missed on mammography in women with dense breasts
3. Brain Imaging Detects Tiny Lesions Related to Mild Injury: Study
4. New study detects deadly fungus in Southeast Asias amphibian trade
5. Blood-based test detects cancer earlier, from the February 2013 Harvard Health Letter
6. Mayo Clinic: Less invasive surgery detects residual breast cancer in lymph nodes after chemotherapy
7. Math detects contamination in water distribution networks
8. Sensor detects glucose in saliva and tears for diabetes testing
9. Nearly 6,000 Run in NJ 5K to Support Organ and Tissue Donation
10. Low Breast-Feeding Rate Linked to Early Deaths, Illnesses: Study
11. Sensory-Focused Autism Therapy Shows Early Promise
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... The American College ... to Carol Friedman, PhD, FACMI, during the Opening Session of AMIA’s Annual Symposium in ... , In honor of Morris F. Collen, a pioneer in the field of medical ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... Hair Restoration, has recently contributed a medical article to the newly revamped ... Dr. Mohebi’s article spotlights the hair transplant procedure known as Follicular Unit ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... On Saturday, October 21, the ... – Miles by Moonlight to raise money for the American Heart Association Heart Walk. ... , Teams will work together to keep their treadmills moving for 5 hours. Treadmills ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... in property taxes a year. In some states—like New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, ... contrast, many overseas retirement havens have extremely low property-tax rates, which contributes to ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... presents its enhanced Pepper Flow promotional review platform at the Promotional Review ... increased insight-driven capabilities help marketers streamline the medical, legal, and regulatory review ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/12/2017)... Oct. 12, 2017 AVACEN Medical , Inc. ... with their  2017 New Product Innovation Award for Its ... primary and secondary medical device market research by Frost & ... first-to-market OTC, drug-free pain relief product, the AVACEN 100, offers ... treating fibromyalgia widespread pain. ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... PARK, Calif. , Oct. 11, 2017  BioPharmX ... national scientific team that developed an innovative way to ... quantity of the delivery of new drugs. ... 2017 Fall Clinical Dermatology Conference will show how researchers ... General Hospital, Harvard Medical School used a suite of ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... CHICAGO , Oct. 11, 2017  Hill-Rom Holdings, ... its Aspen Surgical facility in Las Piedras, ... surgical scalpels and blades. ... confirmed that the facility sustained minor structural damage, temporary ... Hurricane Maria. Repairs have been completed, manufacturing operations have ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: