Cardio-oncology in the older adult

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Abstract

Heart disease and cancer are the leading causes of death in older adults. Many first-line cancer treatments have the potential for cardiotoxicity. Age-related risk factors, pre-existing cardiac disease, and a high prevalence of comorbidities are reasons for increased cardiotoxicity in older adults. Concerns regarding cardiotoxicity may lead to frailty bias and undertreatment, resulting in suboptimal outcomes. There is an urgent need for geriatric-specific evidence and guidelines to help tailor care for this vulnerable group. A multi-disciplinary approach based on close collaboration between oncologists, cardiologists, and geriatricians, among other specialist clinicians is essential.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)308-314
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Geriatric Oncology
Volume8
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2017

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Keywords

  • Cardio-oncology
  • Cardiotoxic treatments
  • Cardiotoxicity
  • Geriatrics
  • Older adult

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