Prevention, Monitoring, and Management of Cardiac Dysfunction in Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer.

Prevention, Monitoring, and Management of Cardiac Dysfunction in Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer. Oncologist. 2019 May 07;: Authors: Curigliano G, de Azambuja E, Lenihan D, Calabrò MG, Cardinale D, Cipolla CM Abstract Cardiac monitoring is becoming an important part of breast cancer care. Breast cancer and cardiovascular disease (CVD) share many common risk factors, and it is estimated that by the median age of diagnosis, many patients with breast cancer will have established or subclinical CVD. In addition, a number of treatments for metastatic breast cancer are known to have cardiac effects. As such, there is a clear need to prevent, identify, and effectively manage cardiovascular events in patients with breast cancer. Current clinical practice for patients with metastatic breast cancer involves a comprehensive set of assessments to ensure efficacy and safety of treatment. Adding cardiac monitoring to the assessments already required for patients with breast cancer may improve survival and quality of life. Currently, cardiac monitoring is recommended for several breast cancer treatments, and guidelines related to cardiac monitoring are available. Here, we review the risk of CVD in patients with breast cancer, providing an overview of the cardiac events associated with standard therapies for metastatic breast cancer. We also assess the current clinical recommendations relating to cardiac monitoring, and practical management strategies for ...
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