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Cancer and the Heart

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The second edition of Cancer and the Heart was inspired by the rapid pace of advancement in the field and the continued need for integration of information about the complex interactions of multiple disease states in patients. Much new information is included in this edition, and the introduction of new agents approved for the care of patients with cancer has increased the interest in the discipline of cardiotoxicity. A broader, more international base of contributors has been involved in the creation of this volume, and improved supplemental material, in the form of tables and color illustrations, is also incorporated.The book begins with the basic science behind the medical applications of the knowledge: cardiovascular biology, pathways, and their relationship to cancer treatment and principles of chemotherapy and immunotherapy. The second section consists of an overview and classification of anti-cancer drugs and a look at their cardiotoxicity. The third section looks at cardiac imaging in the cancer patient, including cardiac ultrasound, Doppler imaging, nuclear imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, and computed tomography in the cancer patient. In section four, management of cardiac disease in the cancer patient is discussed, including cardiac rhythm disturbances and heart failure. Cardiac emergencies and interventions are described as is preoperative assessment of the cancer patient for non-cardiovascular surgery. The final section includes a range of topics such as the pericardium, cardiovascular effects of endocrine treatments, primary cardiac tumours and malignancies of the myocardium and pericardium. Cardiac monitoring during clinical trials and pulmonary concerns are also addressed, as are psychosocial, social, economic, and legal issues of the cancer patient with heart disease.
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Michael S. Ewer, M.D., M.P.H., J.D., is Professor of Medicine at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He received his medical degree from the University of Basel in Switzerland and was a cardiology fellow at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. His clinical and research interests include cardiotoxicity of anthracyclines, trastuzumab cardiotoxicity, and ethical and legal concerns with regard to cancer patients.Edward T.H. Yeh, M.D., is Professor of Medicine and Chair, Department of Cardiology at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He received his medical degree from the University of California at Davis, and he was a cardiology fellow at the University of Texas--Houston Health Science Center. His clinical and research interests include the role of inflammation in the development of coronary artery disease; cardiac complications of anti-cancer therapy; stem cell transplant for congestive heart failure; and ubiquitin, ubiquitin-like proteins, and cancer.

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