Treatment of cardiovascular diseases in cancer patients.
Summary of "Treatment of cardiovascular diseases in cancer patients."
Cardiovascular diseases and cancer are the leading causes of death in the Western world. Cancer treatment has been associated with cardiovascular complications, among others cardiotoxicity of mediastinal radiation and certain chemotherapeutics. Identification of patients at high risk, prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment of cardiovascular diseases are emerging fields in cancer patients. Close interdisciplinary work between oncologists and cardiologists is pertinent for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases and complications in cancer patients. Diagnostics and treatment applied to the individual case should be based on the available evidence in terms of patient-centered management. Further clinical research focused on the pathogenesis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases in cancer patients is warranted to pave the way to guidelines for this nonhomogeneous patient group.
Department of Internal Medicine-Cardiology, University Hospital of Marburg and Giessen / UKGM GmbH, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Baldinger Str. 1, 35043, Marburg, Deutschland, email@example.com.
This article was published in the following journal.
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21584714
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00059-011-3452-5
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