Purpose of review: This review provides a contemporary overview of current studies outlining the incidence and characteristics of CAR T-cell cardiotoxicity in an effort to identify future directions for research and potential opportunities for prevention and intervention. Recent Findings: Cardiovascular events occurred in anywhere between 10 and 36% of patients in CAR T-cell clinical trials, ranging from tachycardia, hypotension, arrhythmia, decreased left ventricular systolic function to cardiogenic shock and death. Cardiac events are more often associated higher grades (> 2) of cytokine release syndrome and frequently proceeded by an elevated troponin. Summary: There is a growing recognition of cardiotoxicities of CAR T-cell therapy but has a limited study in this area. The mechanism of left ventricular dysfunction due to CAR T-cell therapy is also unknown. As CAR T-cell use expands, it becomes imperative to truly understand the mechanism behind cardiac injury and to assess long-term follow-up data as this will allow for surveillance, early intervention, and potentially prevention of cardiotoxicity.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Current oncology reports|
|State||Published - Jul 2021|
- CAR T-cell
- Chimeric antigen receptor
- Cytokine release syndrome
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