Cardio-Oncology Rehabilitation to Manage Cardiovascular Outcomes in Cancer Patients and Survivors

Published: April 08, 2019

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  • This statement introduces the concept of cardio-oncology rehabilitation, which is important for the more than 16.7 million cancer survivors in the US – all at increased risk of morbidity and mortality from non-cancer causes, predominately cardiovascular disease (CVD).
  • Cancer survivors and patients with early-stage cancer are more susceptible to CVD because of the effects of both their cancer and cancer treatments.
  • This statement presents a targeted approach to identifying patients with cancer who are likely to get the greatest benefit from cardiac rehabilitation.