Hayek, who was not involved in the study, is a member of the American College of Cardiology's cardio-oncology
section leadership council.
Beyond monitoring overall heart function, new medical fields such as cardio-oncology
are using echocardiography to better assess heart health during chemotherapy, which can damage the heart if the dosage is not closely monitored.
The growing number of cancer survivors and the increasing number of chronic cancer therapy mean that the need for cardio-oncology
services is rising.
Dr Alexander Lyon, consultant cardiologist and clinical lead for Cardio-Oncology
Services, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK, will visit from December 2 to 5; Dr Zeynel Abidin Dogan, an ENT, Head, and Neck Surgery Specialist, will visit from December 7 to 14; and Dr Haitham Mukhtar al-Okk, a haematology/oncology specialist from Vincennes, Indiana, US, will visit from December 15 to 30.
To sustain survival improvement achieved using modern cancer therapies, the importance of CVD in cancer patients has been increasing recognized, leading to the emergence and development of the cross-disciplinary field of cardio-oncology
. In 2000, the first onco-cardiology unit was established at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and in 2009, International Cardio-Oncology
Society was established by the European Institute of Oncology. The International Conference on Cancer and the Heart has been held in Texas every 2 years since 2010.
Others are Dr Foad Nahai, a plastic surgeon at Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia, US, from November 29 to December 5; Dr Hossein Gharib, professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Consultant, Endocrinology, Diabetes, Nutrition, and Metabolism at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, US, from December 2 to 6; Dr Alexander Lyon, Consultant Cardiologist and Clinical Lead for Cardio-Oncology
Services, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK, from December 2 to 5; and Dr Ali Asghar, a geriatrician at Michael E.
While troponin I is a well-known marker of cardiac injury, S100A1 originates in cardiomyocytes (8) and it is not clear whether its expression correlates with troponin or can be useful as a new marker of cardio-oncology
The few main topics of the event are Clinical Cardiology, Heart Diseases, Hypertension, Electrocardiography, Pediatric & Geriatric Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardio-oncology
, Diabetes & Heart, Cardiac Surgery, and Cardiac Nursing.
(2) Department of Cardio-Oncology
, Mayo Clinic, Arizona 85259, USA
The developing field of cardio-oncology
helps patients receive multidisciplinary care from high-quality centers and should help cancer patients receive higher quality cardiovascular care.
Maria Katrina Cruz Tan, head of the Cardio-Oncology
section of St.
"Many patients with cardiovascular disease will get cancer, and many cancer patients will get cardiovascular disease," says Patrick Collier, MD, PhD, Co-Director of Cleveland Clinic's Cardio-Oncology