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Research Article Volume 7 Issue 6

Audit on Incidence of Trastuzumab Induced Cardiac Toxicity in Day Care Oncology at a Tertiary Care Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan

Arifa Aziz1*, Adeeba Zaki2 and Iffat Shehzad3

1Staff Medical Officer, Supervisor at Day Care Oncology, Department of Oncology, Aga Khan University Hospital, Pakistan
2Senior Instructor, Medical Oncologist, Department of Oncology, Aga Khan University Hospital, Pakistan
3Medical Officer, Department of Oncology, Aga Khan University Hospital, Pakistan

*Corresponding Author: Arifa Aziz, Staff Medical Officer, Supervisor at Day Care Oncology, Department of Oncology, Aga Khan University Hospital, Pakistan.

Received: April 10, 2023; Published: May 10, 2023


Background: Trastuzumab is a monoclonal antibody that inhibits tumor cell growth by binding to the extracellular region of the HER 2 protein and blocking the signalling pathway with overexpressed HER 2 positive breast cancer patients. Mostly presented at an advanced stage and have a significantly shortened disease-free and overall survival. Our objective is to find out the frequency of cardiac toxicity with trastuzumab given subcutaneous,

Method: Questionnaire form for audit was developed which included questions on shortness of breath, palpitation, edema feet, chest pain and echocardiogram report. Trastuzumab is given through subcutaneous route at dose of 600 mg and eechocardiogram monitored at every 3 months. Data collected from April 2022 till August 2022.

Result: Fifty patients’ data was collected, out of theses only one patient developed shortness of breath. and chest pain. Two echocardiograms’ reports were checked at an interval of three months, both showing normal ejection fraction (55% to 60%).

Conclusion: Cardiac toxicity is minimal with trastuzumab given subcutaneously.

 Keywords: Transtuzumab; Cardiac toxicity; Hypertension


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Citation: Arifa Aziz., et al. “Audit on Incidence of Trastuzumab Induced Cardiac Toxicity in Day Care Oncology at a Tertiary Care Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan". Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences 7.6 (2023): 14-17.


Copyright: © 2023 Arifa Aziz., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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