Cardio-oncology services may improve care for cardiovascular complications
the ONA take:
According to a nationwide survey published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, researchers have found that many hospital training programs do not conduct formal training or services in cardio-oncology despite the impact of cancer therapy on cardiovascular health.
For the study, researchers surveyed 106 cardiovascular division chiefs and cardiovascular fellowship program training directors in order to assess the opinions and practices of cardio-oncology services.
Results showed that more than 70% of respondents believed cardiovascular implications of cancer therapies to be an important consideration in the care of patients.
About 65% of respondents felt access to specially trained consultants would improve care for patients with cancer experiencing cardiovascular complications.
Researchers found that 16% of centers surveyed had only one cardiologist with expertise in treating patients with cancer and only 27% had an established cardio-oncology service with numerous experienced clinicians.
The findings suggest that more funding and training are needed to create cardio-oncology programs in order to improve care for patients with cancer experiencing cardiovascular complications of cancer treatments.
Many hospital training programs do not conduct formal training or services in cardio-oncology despite the impact of cancer therapy.
Sign Up for Free e-newsletters
- Education May Better Equip Nurses to Hold End-of-Life Conversations in Advanced Cancer
- Avoiding the ED: Planned Strategies for Unplanned Urgent Cancer Care
- NP-Led Clinics Improved Phase 1 Oncology Study Operations, Outcomes
- Art as Palliative Care: Bedside Intervention Improves Pain, Anxiety, Mood in Hospitalized Cancer Patients
- Unprotected Sex After Chemotherapy
Regimen and Drug Listings
GET FULL LISTINGS OF TREATMENT Regimens and Drug INFORMATION
|Head and Neck Cancer||Regimens||Drugs|