Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 11-16

Vascular damage – Coronary artery disease

1 Department of Medical Sciences and Public Health, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
2 Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Città della Scienza e Salute, Molinette Hospital, Turin, Italy
3 Department of Cardiology, Hospital Policlinico of Bari, Bari, Italy

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Christian Cadeddu Dessalvi
Department of Medical Sciences and Public Health, University of Cagliari, Cagliari
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jcecho.jcecho_3_19

Rights and Permissions

Cardiovascular complications during chemotherapy and radiotherapy are becoming an increasing problem because many patients with cancer are treated with agents that exert significant vascular toxicity. Coronary heart disease in patients with cancer presents particular challenges, which directly impact the management of both the coronary disease and malignancy. Several chemotherapeutic agents have been shown to trigger ischemic heart disease, and as it has happened for myocardial cardiotoxicity, more attention should be dedicated to improving early recognition and prevention of cardiac vascular toxicity. Cardiac imaging could facilitate early detection of vascular toxicity, but a thorough risk stratification should always be performed to identify patients at higher risk of vascular impairment.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded43    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal