Right heart failure after chemotherapy
Anita Zeiler Arnold, DO
Mehdi Razavi, MDAddress reprint requests to M.R., Department of Cardiology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, One Clinic Center, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195.
Cardiotoxicity associated with chemotherapeutic agents used in the treatment of cancer is well-documented. Usually this cardiotoxicity presents as a distinct syndrome in which the left ventricle is more seriously affected than the right ventricle. A case of severe right-sided ventricular dysfunction shortly after an aggressive cycle of chemotherapy for metastatic colon carcinoma is presented.