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Cost-Effectiveness of Screening for Asymptomatic Left Ventricular Dysfunction in Childhood Cancer SurvivorsCost-Effectiveness of Screening for ALVD in Childhood Cancer Survivors

Richard M. Steingart, MD; Jennifer E. Liu, MD; and Kevin C. Oeffinger, MD
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From Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York.

Acknowledgment: The authors thank Jersey Chen, MD, from the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Research Institute, Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States, for his thoughtful comments on cost-effectiveness analyses.

Disclosures: None. Forms can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M14-0823.

Requests for Single Reprints: Richard M. Steingart, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065; e-mail, steingar@mskcc.org.

Current Author Addresses: Drs. Steingart and Liu: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065.

Dr. Oeffinger: Memorial Sloan Kettering Breast and Imaging Center, 300 East 66th Street, New York, NY 10065.

Ann Intern Med. 2014;160(10):731-732. doi:10.7326/M14-0823
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In this issue, 2 articles examine the cost-effectiveness of routine screening to detect asymptomatic left ventricular dysfunction and reduce risks for congestive heart failure in childhood cancer survivors. The editorialists discuss the findings and stress that clinicians and patients should weigh the benefits and risks when determining the screening method and frequency.

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