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1st Edition

Practical Cardio-Oncology

Edited By

Susan F. Dent

ISBN 9781032089317
Published June 30, 2021 by CRC Press
260 Pages 43 Color & 9 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book takes a holistic view of the treatment of cardio-oncology patients, from evaluating those at high risk of developing cardio-toxicity, guidance for monitoring and managing patients during therapy to cardiac care of cancer survivors. Throughout, this book utilizes the latest research and guidance to offer advice on treatment strategy as well as practical elements of such as training, cardio-oncology nursing, patient education and how to establish a cardio-oncology unit. This book focuses on the practical knowledge and skills key to successful collaboration between cardiologists and oncologists to achieve the optimum cardiac care for cancer patients.

Key Features

  • Focuses on the practical elements of cardio-oncology care

  • Outlines the importance and process of setting up a cardio-oncology unit and cardio-oncology fellowships

  • Provides advice and guidance on the set up and common pit falls of coordinating care for cardio-oncology patients

  • Outlines current guidelines and potential future directions for the field of cardio-oncology

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Section I: Introduction

Chapter 1: Cardio-Oncology: How a new discipline arrived.

Susan Dent MD, FRCPC, Nestor Gahungu MD, Moira Rushton, MD, FRCPC, Josee Ivars BSc, Carlo Cippola MD, Daniel Lenihan, MD, FACC

Section II: Clinical Aspects of Cardio-Oncology

Chapter 2: Current Imaging Strategies in Cardio-Oncology

Mirela Tuzovic MD, Melkon Hacobian MD and Eric Yang, MD

Chapter 3: Approach to Risk Stratification in Cardio-Oncology

Christopher B. Johnson, Gary Small, Angeline Law, Habibat Garuba

Chapter 4: Overview of Changes in Cancer Treatment Strategies

Grace Tang Msc, Christine Brezden-Masley MD, PhD, FRCPC

Chapter 5: Radiotherapy for Cancer Patients

Girish Kunapareddy, Adarsh Sidda, Christopher Fleming, Chirag Shah, Patrick Collier

Chapter 6: Overview of Current Guidelines in Cardio-Oncology

Felicity Lee and Girish Dwivedi

Chapter 7: Prevention Strategies in Cardio-Oncology

Carolina Maria Pinto Domingues Carvalho Silva, Cristina Salvadori Bittar, Marilia Harumi Higuchi dos Santos, Ludhmila Abrahao Hajjar

Chapter 8: Survivorship (1): Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease

Michael Chetrit, MD, FRCPC, Sabin Filmon MD, Nina Ghosh MD*, FRCPC, Negar Mousaavi MD, FRCPC, FACC*

Chapter 9: Survivorship (2): Pediatric Cancer Survivors

Shahnawaz Amdani, MBBS, MD, Neha Bansal MD, Emma R. Lipshultz, M. Jacob Adams MD, MPH, Steven E. Lipshultz MD

Chapter 10: Cardio-Oncology Case Studies

Case 1: Gregory R. Hartlage, Palmar H. Cole, Aarti A. Patel, Alberto Morales, Anita Radhakrishnan, Eric E. Harrision

Case 2: Anita Radhakrishnan, Eric E. Harrison

Case 3: Hassan Tariq, Shetal Amin, Milee Singh, Cesar Alberto Morales-Pabon MD, Kristina Cahill, Anita Radhakrishnan, Eric E. Harrision

Section III: The Cardio-Oncology Clinic

Chapter 11: Establishing a Cardio-Oncology Clinic

Susan Dent MD, FRCPC , Moira Rushton, MD, FRCPC, Josee Ivars BSc, Heather Lounder, Joyce Botros MD, Joerg Herrmann MD

Chapter 12: Cardio-Oncology Training

Sarju Ganatra, MD and Michael G. Fradley, MD

Chapter 13: Cardio-Oncology Nursing

Anecita Fadol, PhD

Chapter 14: Treating the Cardio-Oncology Patient

Sebastian Szmit, MD

Section IV: The Future of Cardio-Oncology

Chapter 15: Future Research in Cardio-Oncology

Li Ling Yan MD, Sean Zheng MD, Alexander R Lyon MD

Chapter 16: Cardio-Oncology: Future Directions in Clinical Care and Education

Susan Dent MD, FRCPC, Gretchen Kimmick MD, MS and Joe Carver MD

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Dr. Dent is a medical oncologist and Professor of Medicine, at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, U.S.A. She is Associate Director of Breast Cancer Clinical research, and Co-Director of the Cardio-Oncology program at Duke University.

Dr. Dent attended McMaster medical school in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and completed her residency training in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology at the Ottawa Hospital, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada. She subsequently completed a post-graduate research fellowship in clinical trials at the Canadian Cancer Trials Group (CCTG) in Kingston, Ontario, and in 1996 was appointed as a staff medical oncologist at the Northwestern Ontario Cancer Center in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

In 2001, Dr. Dent returned to The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Center, where she specialized in breast cancer oncology. Dr. Dent held several leadership positions, in Ottawa including, Director of Clinical Trials, Vice Chair of Patient Quality and Safety in the Department of Medicine and Co-Chair of the Ontario Cancer Research Ethics Board (OCREB).

In 2008, Dr. Dent, working with her cardiology colleagues, established a multidisciplinary cardio-oncology clinic in Ottawa– the first of its kind in Canada. Subsequently, she founded the Canadian Cardiac Oncology Network (CCON) in 2011, a not-for-profit organization devoted to optimization of cancer care for patients without compromising cardiovascular health. Yearly CCON meetings in Ottawa helped facilitate the establishment of cardio-oncology clinics across Canada, as did the launch of a website ( In 2015, she launched the Global Cardio-Oncology Summit (GCOS), an annual meeting which now attracts oncologists, cardiologists, and allied health care providers from around the world.

Dr. Dent is recognized as a global leader in cardio-oncology. She has travelled extensively around the world (China, India, Europe, North and South America), as an invited speaker, sharing her knowledge and expertise on the potential impact of cancer treatment on cardiovascular health. She has published extensively in this area and has co-authored a number of position statements and clinical practice guidelines. She is an Associate Editor of Cardio-Oncology, the first dedicated peer reviewed journal in this new discipline. She continues to work and build relationships with global organizations interested in cardio-oncology including: European Society of Cardiology, American College of Cardiology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Dent currently serves as an Executive Officer of the International Cardio-Oncology Society (ICOS), an organization dedicated to bringing cardiologists, oncologists, and allied health care providers together, to improve the clinical care of patients and save lives.

In September 2018, Dr. Dent accepted a position as staff medical oncologist at Duke University. In addition to establishing a breast cancer practice, she will continue her efforts in promoting clinical care, education and research in the evolving field of Cardio-Oncology.


This is a reader-friendly book that is a great resource for cardiologists, oncologists, and healthcare professionals, and outlines the assessment, monitoring, and management of cancer therapy-related cardiac complications using the most up-to-date guidelines and protocols. The coverage spans from prevention, monitoring, and treatment of cardiovascular toxicity of cancer treatments to cardiovascular care for cancer survivors. It also discusses preventive strategies for minimizing the risks of cancer therapy-related cardiovascular toxicities and future directions in cardio-oncology research.

Stephanie M. Madonis, M.D.(Ochsner Heart & Vascular Institute)