Cardiovascular health of patients with cancer: Challenges abound

Jeffrey Shi Kai Chan, Raymond Ngai Chiu Chan, Yan Hiu Athena Lee, Danish Iltaf Satti, Edward Christopher Dee, Kenrick Ng, Alexandru Achim, Chi Fai Ng, Tong Liu, Gareth D. K. Matthews, Gary Tse, Vassilios S. Vassiliou

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Patients with cancer have elevated cardiovascular risks compared to those without cancer. As cancer incidence increases and cancer-related mortality decreases, cardiovascular diseases in patients with a history of cancer will become increasingly important. This in turn is reflected by the exponentially increasing amount of cardio-oncology research in recent years. This narrative review aims to summarize the key existing literature in several main areas of cardio-oncology, including the epidemiology, natural history, prevention, management, and determinants of the cardiovascular health of patients with cancer, and identify relevant gaps in evidence for further research.

Original languageEnglish
JournalTrends in Cardiovascular Medicine
Early online date22 Apr 2024
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 22 Apr 2024


  • Cancer
  • Cancer therapy
  • Cardio-oncology
  • Cardiology
  • Epidemiology
  • Risk factors
  • Social determinants of health

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