Cancer and the Heart (2nd Edition) by Michael S. Ewer, Edward T. H. Yeh

By Michael S. Ewer, Edward T. H. Yeh

Melanoma and middle disorder are the 2 most typical reasons of dying in built international locations. every one disorder thought of individually could be considered a posh workforce of comparable illnesses. contemplating them together significantly heightens the complexity of what we communicate of as melanoma and center illness. nice development has been made in therapy, early analysis, and prevention of those illnesses; but either stay awesome issues from either a public health and wellbeing viewpoint and in regards to the devastation and discomfort that these bothered with a twin analysis of melanoma and cardiotoxicity needs to endure.

This moment variation of melanoma and the center covers the complicated interactions of a number of illnesses in sufferers who've melanoma and who both have or are anticipated to obtain major middle affliction. info at the topic is usually fragmented or no longer offered in a concise layout; we think that this up to date revision will facilitate custom-made scientific administration and supply the fundamental heritage to aid scientific decision-making.

Key Features:
Provides a synthesis of the main correct information about the remedy and sickness development of sufferers with the twin analysis of melanoma and center disease.
A present and complete reference for clinicians, investigators, and students
Include over two hundred illustrations, lots of that are in complete color.
Detailed desk of Contents and Index spotlight vital ideas.

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Chemical and Pharmacologic Cardioprotectors Several compounds have been studied that may be able to mitigate the cardiotoxic properties of anthracyclines. Chemical cardioprotection, as with other strategies to reduce these agents’ cardiotoxicity, is based on the premise that the mechanisms that further cardiac damage differ from those of oncologic efficacy. Were this not the case, cardioprotection would come at the cost of reduced effectiveness. Initial attempts at cardioprotection were based on mechanistic similarities and the similarities in pathologic changes with α-tocopherol (vitamin E) deficiency and doxorubicin cardiotoxicity; this agent is an important lipid-soluble antioxidant.

Such a sliding scale for positivity, while intriguing, would require a complex program that includes variations in cycle dose, cycle timing, and risk factor corrections; what would be significant for a given patient might not be so for another. To a great extent, this is not entirely at variance with what we, as effective clinicians, already undertake; we integrate all available clinical data to arrive at an individualized pretest probability of disease that we use to guide our interpretation of test results.

By selecting patients in whom a cardiac problem is suspected on the basis of clinical assessment, the predictive value of ejection fraction testing rises and approaches useful levels even at intermediate TABLE 2-6 C ARDIAC M ONITORING CUMULATIVE DOSE (STANDARD DOXORUBICIN EQUIVALENT) OR TIME AFTER COMPLETION OF DOXORUBICIN OF cumulative dosages. For patients with cardiac signs, symptoms, or risk factors, and ejection fraction decreases of >10 percentage points, confirmation is appropriate, as are less cardiotoxic regimens.

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