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Cardiooncology

Cardiooncology is an interdisciplinary field of medicine where the alterations in the cardiovascular system due to different cancer treatments are studied.

Cancer treatment is essential for many patients. The treatment of cancer, however, may have serious side effects.

Emerging data have highlighted the increased risk of acute and late heart failure in patients undergoing different cancer therapies. At present, reliable follow up programs are poorly defined and cut off values for changing or stopping cancer treatment are lacking.

Image: Katrine Lunke, Apeland, OUS