Monitoring Radiation Induced Cardiac Damage by Blood Markers

2015-06-26 06:23:22 | BioPortfolio



Radiation induced cardiac toxicity after treatment for intrathoracic tumours is a clinically relevant problem. So far, no clinical prediction models exist for cardiac toxicity. In particular, the relationship between radiation dose parameters and the risk of cardiac toxicity remains to be determined.

Clinical prediction models for cardiac toxicity are difficult to obtain, e.g. due to long latency time. Therefore, objective surrogate markers, for cardiac toxicity such as NT pro BNP and hs-TNT, as obtained during and after treatment may be of great value.


The main objective to find a correlation between the rise in NT pro BNP level and the radiation dose given to the heart.

Study Design

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective


Radiation Induced Cardiac Damage


Blood sampling


University Medical Center Groningen


Not yet recruiting


University Medical Centre Groningen

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2015-06-26T06:23:22-0400

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