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Heart Failure clinical trials at UC Cancer

2 research studies open to eligible people

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  • Cancer Therapy Effects on the Heart

    open to eligible people ages 13-25

    Anthracycline chemotherapies (e.g. doxorubicin, daunorubicin) is commonly given to treat pediatric cancer, and carries a risk of cardiotoxicity. Over the long term, children who receive these therapies have an increased risk of heart failure and early cardiovascular death. However, current strategies for identifying patients who are at risk prior to the development of significant changes in heart function are limited. This study will focus on imaging markers of cardiac injury and dysfunction with the goal of developing improved diagnostic tests and treatment strategies.

    at UCSD

  • Carvedilol in Preventing Heart Failure in Childhood Cancer Survivors

    open to all eligible people

    This randomized phase IIb trial studies how well low-dose carvedilol works in preventing heart failure in cancer survivors exposed to high dose anthracyclines for management of childhood cancer. Patients who received high-dose anthracycline chemotherapy are at a much greater risk for developing heart failure compared to survivors who didn't get any anthracycline chemotherapy. Heart failure happens when the heart muscle has been weakened and can't pump blood as well as it should. Carvedilol may help lower the risk of cardiovascular complications.

    at UCLA

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