Cardiac Function After Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation: An Echocardiographic Cross-Sectional Study in Young Adults Treated in Childhood
2015 (English)In: Pediatric Blood & Cancer, ISSN 1545-5009, E-ISSN 1545-5017, Vol. 62, no 1, 143-147 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
BackgroundHematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) including preparative regimens with chemotherapy and total body irradiation (TBI) is an accepted treatment for many malignant disorders but may have side-effects for several organs, including the cardiovascular system. The aim of this study was to study very long-term consequences on cardiac function after childhood HCT. ProcedureCardiac function was evaluated using echocardiography and levels of NT-proBNP and growth hormone (GHmax) in 18 patients, at a median of 18 years after HCT including TBI, and in 18 matched controls. ResultsPatients after HCT had cardiac dimensions, volumes, and left ventricular ejection fractions within normal range after correction for body size. However, compared with the control group, patients after HCT had significantly lower E/A ratio, as a measure of left ventricular diastolic function, significantly lower fractional shortening and mitral annular plane systolic excursion, as measures of left ventricular systolic function, significantly lower tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion, as a measure of right ventricular function, and significantly higher NT-proBNP, as a measure of total cardiac function. Also, pulmonary flow acceleration time was shorter in the group after HCT, indicating possible pulmonary involvement. Heart rate was significantly higher and GHmax significantly lower in patients after HCT. ConclusionsAlmost two decades after HCT, including preparative regimens with TBI, cardiac function in patients was found to be within normal range. However, when compared with a healthy control group, patients after HCT showed lower systolic and diastolic left ventricular function as well as lower right ventricular function. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2015;62:143-147.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 62, no 1, 143-147 p.
cardiac function, children, echocardiography, hematopoietic cell transplantation, total body irradiation
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-240060DOI: 10.1002/pbc.25135ISI: 000345319300026PubMedID: 25251023OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-240060DiVA: diva2:776954