DOI: 10.1111/bjh.19336 ISSN: 0007-1048

The heart of VIALE‐A: Cardiac complications of hypomethylating agents and venetoclax in acute myeloid leukaemia

Shyam A. Patel
  • Hematology

As we commemorate 50 years since the introduction of classical 7 + 3 induction chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), we also embark upon new territory with the advent of novel targeted therapeutics, including BH3 mimetics. To date, we do not have much large‐scale longitudinal data regarding the toxicities of such novel therapies. Johnson et al. perform a comprehensive analysis of cardiac toxicities with hypomethylating agents and venetoclax and offer valuable insight into risk–benefit analysis when considering front‐line therapy for AML.

Commentary on: Johnson et al. Cardiac events in newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukaemia during treatment with venetoclax + hypomethylating agents. Br J Haematol 2024 (Online ahead of print). doi: 10.1111/bjh.19325.

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