Chemotherapy for testicular cancer induces acute alterations in diastolic heart function.

van Schinkel LD, Willemse PM, van der Meer RW, Burggraaf J, van Elderen SG, Smit JW, de Roos A, Osanto S, Lamb HJ

After treatment with cisplatin-based chemotherapy for testicular cancer (TC), patients have higher prevalence of cardiovascular complications after long-term follow up. Little is known about acute cardiovascular effects of cisplatin-based chemotherapy. The aim of this study was to explore acute effects of chemotherapy on cardiac function in patients treated for TC.