Ventricular assist devices in patients with chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy: new modalities

Sayin O. A., Ozpeker C., Schoenbrodt M., Oz F., Borgermann J., Gummert J., ...More

ACTA CARDIOLOGICA, vol.70, no.4, pp.430-434, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 70 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/ac.70.4.3094652
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.430-434
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction Cardiotoxicity is a fatal complication of chemotherapeutic agents in which the implantation of a mechanical circulatory support system (MCS) can be a life-saving modality. The aim of this article is to analyse this available therapeutic option for patients with cardiotoxicity induced by treatment of malignancy in the light of current literature. We analysed our recent experience with MCS implantations in patients who have advanced heart failure associated with chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity.