Cardio-Oncology: Vascular and Metabolic Perspective

Published: February 21, 2019

sick senior woman with cancer
  • Cardio-oncology, which focuses on the intersection of heart conditions in patients who have been treated for cancer, has developed as a new discipline within cardiovascular medicine.
  • There are 16 million cancer survivors in the US currently, and cancer itself is a risk factor for cardiovascular (CV) disease and CV events.
  • Vascular complications in cancer patients represent a new challenge for clinicians and a new frontier for research and investigation.