Acute coronary syndromes in cancer patients

on the behalf of ANMCO Cardio-Oncology Task Force

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Abstract

: Cardiovascular disease and cancer are responsible for the majority of deaths in the Western world. These two entities share common risk factors and their intersection will be more and more frequent in future due to general population aging and long-term cancer control. Clinical presentation, management and outcome of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) in cancer patients could differ from noncancer ones. Cancer patients were frequently excluded from clinical trials and so the paucity of data further complicates the scenario. The management of ACS in cancer patients represents a unique setting in which the risk/benefit ratio of invasive treatment should be carefully evaluated. This review focused on the available evidence of all aspects of ACS in cancer patients providing a guide to a multidisciplinary approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)944-952
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of cardiovascular medicine (Hagerstown, Md.)
Volume21
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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