Cardio-oncology

This channel includes news and new technology innovations about cardio oncology, the subspeciality of monitoring, preventing and treating cardiovascular damage caused by cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Chemo and radiation can damage or kill cardiac muscle cells, referred to as cardiotoxicity, which can result in reduced cardiac pumping capacity. The speciality of cardio-oncology monitors cardiac performance with a baseline echocardiogram and followup imaging during treatments to ensure the heart is not damaged. Cardiotoxicity is usually monitored using cardiac ultrasound echocardiograms that can measure left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) or the strain and wall motion of the heart to determine if there is reduced pumping capacity. 

Siemens now seamlessly integrates Epsilon Imaging's strain echo software.
Webinar | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 27, 2021
This educational webinar is focused on the value echocardiographic strain imaging brings to a contemporary cardiology...
Rensselaer algorithm can identify risk of cardiovascular disease using lung cancer scan #CT
News | Cardiac Imaging | June 14, 2021
June 14, 2021 — Heart disease and cancer are the leading causes of death in the United States, and it’s increasingly...
An example of cardiac ultrasound longitudinal strain measurements on the Epsilon EchoInsight software. This can be used to assess cardiotoxicity from chemotherapy agents.  Cardio-oncology

An example of cardiac ultrasound longitudinal strain measurements on the Epsilon EchoInsight software. This can be used to assess cardiotoxicity from chemotherapy agents. 

News | Cardio-oncology | February 25, 2021
February 25, 2020 — Results of a multi-centre, international, clinical trial co-led by Peter Munk Cardiac Centre (PMCC...
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News | AHA | November 20, 2019
November 20, 2019 — Heart attack survivors may have an increased risk of developing cancer compared to people without...
Statins Reduce Stroke, Cardiovascular Risk in Cancer Patients Following Radiation
News | Cardio-oncology | July 29, 2019
July 29, 2019 — Cancer patients taking cholesterol-lowering statin medication following radiation therapy of the chest...
3D Auto RV application image courtesy of Philips Healthcare

3D Auto RV application image courtesy of Philips Healthcare

Technology | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019
July 2, 2019 — Philips recently announced new advanced automation capabilities on its Epiq CVx and Epiq CVxi cardiac...
Videos | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | June 28, 2019
Marielle Scherrer-Crosbie, M.D., Ph.D., director of echocardiography at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania...
Videos | Cardio-oncology | March 22, 2019
Magid Awadalla, MBBS, is an advanced cardiac imaging research fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has been...
CT, Mammograms Offer Clues to Preventing Heart Problems After Cancer Treatment
News | Cardio-oncology | March 13, 2019
March 13, 2019 — An imaging procedure commonly performed before starting cancer treatment can provide valuable clues...
Researchers Develop Reversible, Drug-Free Antiplatelet Therapy
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | February 19, 2019
February 19, 2019 — A new reversible, drug-free antiplatelet therapy could reduce the risk of blood clots and...
Epsilon Launches EchoInsight Pro Starter Configuration
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | February 15, 2019
February 15, 2019 — Epsilon Imaging recently launched the new EchoInsight Pro Starter configuration for those programs...
ACC Hosts Third Annual Cardio-Oncology Course
News | Cardio-oncology | January 28, 2019
January 28, 2019 — The American College of Cardiology host the third Advancing the Cardiovascular Care of the Oncology...
Breast Cancer Patients Have Less Heart Damage With Heart Drug and Trastuzumab
News | Cardio-oncology | January 03, 2019
January 3, 2019 — Breast cancer patients who take a heart drug at the same time as trastuzumab have less heart damage,...
Heart Attack, Stroke Risks Increase Leading Up to Cancer Diagnosis
News | Cardio-oncology | December 21, 2018
December 21, 2018 — Older adults with cancer are more likely to have had a heart attack or stroke in the months prior...
Xarelto Reduces Blood Clot Events in High-Risk Cancer Patients
News | Cardio-oncology | December 07, 2018
December 7, 2018 — New data from the Phase 3 CASSINI study showed a 60 percent reduction of venous thromboembolism (VTE...