Setting up Cardio-oncology Services

Arjun K Ghosh; Charlotte Manisty; Simon Woldman; Tom Crake; Mark Westwood; J Malcolm Walker


Br J Cardiol. 2017;24(1) 

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Abstract and Introduction


With an ageing population, the incidence of cancer is rising.[1] This, coupled with the development of newer and more effective cancer treatments, has led to an increasing number of cancer survivors. Unfortunately, many of these treatments can be cardiotoxic, and prevention, early detection, long-term monitoring and treatment of ensuing cardiac problems in these patients is a growing problem.[2] Cardio-oncology services aim to provide cardiac care for cancer patients and survivors.[3,4]