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A 14-year-old girl is referred for echocardiography prior to induction chemotherapy for acute T-lymphoblastic leukaemia with over 95% blasts and hyperleucocytosis >1 00 000 G/L.
Before induction chemotherapy, including anthracycline, a cardiology consultation with echocardiography was performed (figure 1). The global systolic LV function was normal with a LV ejection fraction at 65% using Simpson biplane method. The mitral flow showed diastolic dysfunction with high filling pressures (E/E′=23). The ECG showed deep T-waves inversion in the anterior leads. Our patient had no personal or family history suggesting any inherited cardiac disorder.
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