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Our mission is to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease through percutaneous cardiovascular interventions.
Improving the quality of life and reducing sudden cardiac death by limiting the impact of heart rhythm disturbances.
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OUR MISSION: TO REDUCE THE BURDEN OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
Dr. Riccardo Asteggiano,
The great advances in chemotherapy have led to a significant improvement of cancer prognosis but have dramatically increased the incidence of cardiotoxicity.At present, the secondary effects of cancer therapy that have been shown, of which some are potentially reversible (type II agents – mainly signalling inhibitors), others stable (type I agents – cytotoxic agents) and arising also after many years, are as follows: left ventricular dysfunction, hypertension, arrhythmias (acquired LQTs), myocardial ischemia and thrombotic manifestations.The aim of this session was to enhance the knowledge of all cardiologists, even if not specifically trained in the field, on the general principle of cardiotoxicity from cancer therapy, the specific clinical implications, and the management criteria.This could be a difficult task considering the rapidly growing number of new agents used in chemotherapy and the lack of large randomized trials. It is time to simplify the approach to the problem using a schematization of current knowledge, and to permit a rapid update of the new information.Moreover, it is mandatory to know:
Chemotherapy and the heart: what the cardiologist must know
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