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|Title:||Ischaemic heart disease and Cancer: competing malignant conditions.|
|Authors:||Murphy, Alexandra C;Koshy, Anoop N;Yudi, Matias B|
|Affiliation:||Department of Cardiology, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia|
Department of Medicine, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
|Citation:||BMC cardiovascular disorders 2020; 20(1): 254|
|Abstract:||The growing population of cancer survivors and their high frequency of cardiovascular disease have resulted in a dramatic increase in cancer patients requiring cardiovascular intervention. However, there is a lack of evidence to guide optimal management in this complex population who have historically been excluded from cardiovascular trials. We review the recently published meta-analysis by Roule et al. The findings of this analysis demonstrate that patients with cancer presenting with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) have increased rates of in-hospital cardiovascular mortality, bleeding and one-year cardiovascular mortality. All-cause mortality measured in-hospital and at one-year were also significantly greater in cancer patients as was all-cause mortality in cancer patients that undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). In contrast to the short-term outcomes, rates of long-term cardiovascular mortality did not differ significantly between groups. Patient-specific assessment of risk, accounting for disease characteristics and treatment, and close communication with oncology providers is vital in defining optimal treatment strategies in this population.|
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