Cost-effectiveness of the children's oncology group long-term follow-up screening guidelines for childhood cancer survivors at risk for treatment-related heart failure.
BACKGROUND: Childhood cancer survivors treated with anthracyclines are at high risk for asymptomatic left ventricular dysfunction (ALVD), subsequent heart failure, and death. The consensus-based Children's Oncology Group (COG) Long-Term Follow-up Guidelines recommend lifetime echocardiographic screening for ALVD.
Wong FL, Bhatia S, Landier W, Francisco L, Leisenring W, Hudson MM, Armstrong GT, Mertens A, Stovall M, Robison LL, Lyman GH, Lipshultz SE, Armenian SH. Abstract