The two-way relationship between cancer and atherosclerosis

Publication date: Available online 1 May 2019Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition)Author(s): Sergio Raposeiras Roubín, Alberto CorderoAbstractIn the last few years, there has been growing interest in the relationship between cancer and cardiovascular disease. The increase in life expectancy in both diseases has led to their frequent coexistence in the same patient, which can lead to adverse drug reactions that increase patient risk. This is especially relevant in the case of atherosclerosis, which seems to share a common pathophysiological substrate with cancer. In this review, we analyze these common risk factors, and specifically analyze the relationship between different cancer treatments with the risk of coronary or cerebrovascular disease, as well as the current scientific evidence on the possible relationship between antiplatelet therapy and cancer risk. We also review the incidence and prognosis of cancer in patients with atherosclerosis and vice versa, based on the information reported in the most recently published studies in the field of cardio-oncology.ResumenEn los últimos años ha emergido un interés creciente sobre la relación entre el cáncer y las enfermedades cardiovasculares. El aumento de la esperanza de vida de ambas enfermedades ha condicionado su coexistencia cada vez más frecuente en un mismo paciente, con lo cual se ponen de relieve reacciones adversas farmacológica...
Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

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