Cost-Effectiveness of the Children's Oncology Group Long-Term Follow-up Screening Guidelines for Childhood Cancer Survivors at Risk for Treatment-Related Heart Failure.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Annals of internal medicine, Volume 160, Issue 10, p.672-83 (2014)

Keywords:

2014, Center-Authored Paper, Clinical Research Division, Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research and Evaluation (ICORE), June 2014, Public Health Sciences Division

Abstract:

Childhood cancer survivors treated with anthracyclines are at high risk for asymptomatic left ventricular dysfunction (ALVD), subsequent heart failure, and death. The consensus-based Children's Oncology Group (COG) Long-Term Follow-up Guidelines recommend lifetime echocardiographic screening for ALVD.