Journal article

Cardio-Oncology Rehabilitation to Manage Cardiovascular Outcomes in Cancer Patients and Survivors: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association

Susan C Gilchrist, Ana Barac, Philip A Ades, Catherine M Alfano, Barry A Franklin, Lee W Jones, Andre La Gerche, Jennifer A Ligibel, Gabriel Lopez, Kushal Madan, Kevin C Oeffinger, Jeannine Salamone, Jessica M Scott, Ray W Squires, Randal J Thomas, Diane J Treat-Jacobson, Janet S Wright

Circulation | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2019

Abstract

Cardiovascular disease is a competing cause of death in patients with cancer with early-stage disease. This elevated cardiovascular disease risk is thought to derive from both the direct effects of cancer therapies and the accumulation of risk factors such as hypertension, weight gain, cigarette smoking, and loss of cardiorespiratory fitness. Effective and viable strategies are needed to mitigate cardiovascular disease risk in this population; a multimodal model such as cardiac rehabilitation may be a potential solution. This statement from the American Heart Association provides an overview of the existing knowledge and rationale for the use of cardiac rehabilitation to provide structured e..

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