Cardio-oncology

Cancer and cardiovascular disease are the leading causes of mortality in many parts of the world and Cardio-oncology is the intersection of heart conditions in patients who have been treated for cancer. There are several reasons for both diseases occurring in the same patient. Coronary artery disease (CAD) and Cancer share risk factors such as age, use of tobacco and obesity. Other reasons may be the consequences of radio- and chemo-therapy in long-term survivors of malignancy. These treatments have a direct impact on the heart, which require, in some cases, surgical correction. Malignancy can also occur during long-term follow-up after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG). The increase in diagnostic facilities makes the detection of heart disease and treatable cancer also more likely.

  • Atrial myxoma, tricuspid stenosis
  • Benign cardiac tumors, cardiac fibroma
  • Cardiac neoplasm, pulmonary chondroma
  • Carney complex, LAMB syndrome
  • Prevention of chemotherapy-induced cardiac dysfunction
  • Cancer and Heart

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