Early Detection of Broken Hearts in Cancer Patients


About this study

The early detection of Bevacizumab or Sunitinib caused cardiotoxicity using cardiac biomarkers and new Transthoracic Echocardiogram (TTE) techniques may allow the adjustment of treatment and/or the administration of prophylactic heart protective agents, prior to the development of irreversible cardiac dysfunction. We hypothesize that cardiac biomarkers, TVI/strain-derived indices will be able to accurately detect subtle cardiac injury at a time when conventional Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction (LVEF) remains normal.  Additionally, we hypothesize that Endothelial Function Test (EndoPAT) testing can detect early endothelial dysfunction.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria

  • Patients with advanced cancer
  • Treatment plan includes Bevacizumab ,Sunitinib, or Pazopanib
  • Ages 18 - 90 years old

Exclusion Criteria

  • Left Ventricular EF < 50%

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Sharon Mulvagh, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Cancer Center Clinical Trials Referral Office

(855) 776-0015

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