Search Tag: cardio-oncology

Cardiology Management

Developing 'Best Practice' in Cardio-oncology

2017 20 Jun

Cardiovascular toxicity has become a challenging issue during cancer therapy. A survey of oncologists in France reveals that respondents commonly (>90%) prescribe therapies that are associated with cardiotoxicity. Interestingly, the survey shows that the assessment and management of the cardiovascular status of cancer patients is often inconsistent... Read more

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Cardio-Oncology: A Developing Specialty for Comprehensive Cardiac Care

2016 05 Jan

Over the past several decades there have been significant and important improvements in the care of patients diagnosed with cancer, and there are currently an estimated 14.5 million survivors of cancer in the U.S., or approximately 4.5% of the total population (DeSantis et al. 2014). One unintended consequence of this success is a growing population... Read more

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Volume 15 - Issue 4, 2015

2015 30 Dec

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Cardiology Management

Can Cancer Damage the Heart?

2015 06 Dec

New research presented at EuroEcho-Imaging 2015 raises the possibility that cancer may damage heart muscle irrespective of exposure to cancer drug therapies. The research from UK's first dedicated cardio-oncology clinic found that both treated and untreated cancer patients had impaired heart function. Dr Rajdeep S. Khattar, last author of the abstract... Read more

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Cardio-oncology Services can Improve Patient Care

2015 28 Jun

According to a survey published in the American Journal of Cardiology, lack of hospital training programs, no formal training or services in cardio-oncology, lack of national guidelines and funding are significant barriers to the establishment of cardio-oncology services. Studies indicate that many cancers and heart disease are linked through common... Read more