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In this study, the investigators sought to determine whether an acoustic cardiographic assessment of heart function is equivalent to Doppler-echocardiography in patients who are treated with cardio-toxic cytostatic agents.
Patients receiving cardio-toxic cytostatic agents are examined by Doppler-echocardiography and acoustic cardiography before, during, and after the cytostatic treatment. Doppler-echocardiography measures ejection fraction, TDI, speckle tracking, and further parameters. Acoustic cardiography (Audicor, Inovise Medical Inc., Portland, USA) simultaneously integrates heart sounds and single-channel electrocardiography input to generate multiple parameters that correlate to established hemodynamic measures. Heart function as assessed by Doppler-echocardiography is then compared to the heart function as assessed by Audicor ECG.
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Heart Failure, Congestive
Doppler-echocardiography and acoustic cardiography
Kantonsspital Luzern, Department of Cardiology
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:35:42-0400
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