Cardio-oncology: a new sub-specialty

doi:10.5837/bjc.2018.001 Leave a comment
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First published online 23rd January 2018

This review aims to summarise the cardiovascular complications from cancer treatments and the methods used to prevent, identify, and treat them. 

While the field of cardio-oncology is relatively new, it is developing rapidly in the UK. There is a need to develop services to care for the patients with current cardiac problems, to undertake research and education to identify those patients at higher risk of complications, and to apply modern imaging methods and biomarkers to detect problems early and implement prevention strategies. An evidence-based approach is required to enhance delivery of care and prevent cardiovascular toxicity in this patient population.

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