Short- and Long-term Cardiovascular Complications of Cancer Treatment: Overview for the Practicing Oncologist

Chetan Shenoy, Gretchen Kimmick

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Abstract

As new therapies improve survival from cancer, attention to comorbid illness and complications of therapy-both short- and long-term-become much more important to improving not only quality of life but also overall survival. Recognized for its importance as the leading cause of death in the United States, heart disease often coexists with cancer, and cancer treatment may increase risk and/or severity. In addition, there are well-recognized cardiovascular toxicities of cancer treatment, including not only cardiomyopathy, but also hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and others. Oncologists and cardiologists are working closely to learn more about the complex interaction and to improve management and outcome for patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)553-4
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology educational book. American Society of Clinical Oncology. Annual Meeting
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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