Clinical Vignettes: Integrated Care of Cancer Patients by Oncologists and Cardiologists

Author(s): Erin Hofstatter, Hamid Saadati, Kerry Russell, Raymond Russell

Journal Name: Current Cardiology Reviews

Volume 7 , Issue 4 , 2011

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Because of the paucity of large, randomized trials concerning the cardiac care of patients with cancer, treatment and prevention of chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity must rely on insights gained from small trials and case reports as well as the application of guidelines developed for the general population. In these clinical vignettes, we present patients referred by their oncologists to a cardiologist for specialized evaluation and management of cardiotoxicity with the goal of emphasizing the importance of identifying risk factors for cardiotoxicity, initiating evidence-based therapy, and establishing a close collaboration between oncologists and cardiologists.

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Year: 2011
Page: [258 - 261]
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.2174/157340311799960654
Price: $65

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