Tariq Mahmood Satti, Khalil Ullah, Pervez Ahmed, Shahid Raza, Qamar Un Nisa Chaudhry, Aamer Ikram, Muhammad Khalid Kamal, Furrukh Mahmood Akhtar.
Cardiac complications after stem cell transplantation.
J Coll Physicians Surg Pak Jan ;17(7):420-2.
Cardiac insufficiency / toxicity has been recognized as a complication of intensive cytotoxic therapy used in stem cell transplant setting. The incidence of clinically significant cardiac toxicity following high dose chemotherapy ranges between 2 - 43% with mortality of 2 - 9%. Two patients are reported who developed life-threatening cardiac complications following cyclophosphamide and busulphan therapy requiring pericardiocentesis and pericardiectomy.
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