cardio-oncology

cardio-oncology

, cardiooncology (kard″ē-ō-on-kol′ŏ-jē, -ong-) [ cardio- + oncology]
The study and treatment of diseases of the heart in patients who undergo treatment for cancer and of the effects of cancer treatments on the cardiovascular system.
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The creation of the cardio-oncology clinic and the addition of Dr.
McGuiness, who sees the patient load for the new cardio-oncology clinic divided into three main groups.
Strain imaging has been shown to have clinical value for other applications such as heart failure, cardio-oncology, cardiomyopathies, and cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT).
alone," said Juan Carlos Plana, MD, Co-director of Cardio-oncology, Cleveland Clinic, "and heart disease, not cancer, is the biggest risk they face.
Plana, who is a Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography and served as medical director of cardiac imaging at Houston's MD Anderson Cancer Center, now heads a newly-formed cardio-oncology center at the Cleveland Clinic, where every patient slated for a cancer therapy with the potential for toxicity receives an intensive left-ventricular mechanics protocol, which includes both 3D echocardiography with contrast and strain imaging.
As a result of these discoveries, many hospitals are forming cardio-oncology departments to bring cardiologists and oncologists together in identifying these negative effects and developing better treatments.