Recognition, Prevention, and Management of Arrhythmias and Autonomic Disorders in Cardio-Oncology

Published: June 17, 2021

Bald man with cancer wearing mask and looking at camera while sitting near oncologist during chemotherapy session in hospital with a medicine banner illustrating sudden arrhythmia. heart rate increasing more than 90 beats per minute underneath.
  • More patients are surviving cancer or living longer with advanced disease thanks to the advent of novel cancer therapeutics and improved screening for cancer.
  • Cancer treatments have been associated with cardiovascular toxicities that can express in both acute and in a delayed fashion. The development of cardiac arrhythmias is a complication of cancer therapeutics with unique challenges.
  • This scientific statement summarizes current knowledge regarding arrhythmia identification and treatment in patients with cancer.