Manual of Cardio-oncology

Cardiovascular Care in the Cancer Patient

  • Chiara Lestuzzi
  • Stefano Oliva
  • Francesco Ferraù

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Introductory Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Annamaria Catino, Andrea Misino, Antonio Logroscino, Elisabetta Sara Montagna, Domenico Galetta
      Pages 15-28
    3. Paolo Tralongo, Chiara Lestuzzi, Francesco Furlanello
      Pages 29-53
  3. Cardiac Problems as a Consequence of Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Irma Bisceglia, Nicola Maurea
      Pages 57-74
    3. Nicola Maurea, Iris Parrini, Chiara Lestuzzi
      Pages 75-88
  4. Oncologic Treatments and Cardiotoxicity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-90
    2. Barbara Bassani, Antonino Bruno, Nicoletta Macrì, Paola Corradino, Douglas M. Noonan, Adriana Albini
      Pages 107-122
    3. Stefano Oliva, Ines Monte, Daniela Cardinale
      Pages 123-141
    4. Roberto Labianca, Chiara Lestuzzi, Cezar Iliescu, Laura Ghilardi
      Pages 143-162
    5. Maurizio Garozzo, Anna Clementi, Giorgio Battaglia
      Pages 163-174
    6. Nicola Maurea, Iris Parrini, Irma Bisceglia
      Pages 175-190
    7. Chiara Lestuzzi, Anju Nohria, Riccardo Asteggiano, Paola Vallerio
      Pages 191-213
    8. Francesca Cairello, Sara Pessano, Vera Morsellino, Riccardo Haupt, Maria Derchi
      Pages 215-242
    9. Lucia Fratino, Massimiliano Berretta
      Pages 243-256
    10. Iris Parrini, Chiara Lestuzzi, Cezar Iliescu, Brigida Stanzione
      Pages 257-275
    11. Annalisa Natale, Stella Santarone, Paolo Di Bartolomeo
      Pages 277-289
    12. Paolo Tralongo, Sebastiano Bordonaro, Antonino Carmelo Tralongo, Massimiliano Berretta
      Pages 291-308
  5. Cardiac Tumors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 309-309
    2. Paolo Giuseppe Pino, Chiara Lestuzzi
      Pages 311-318
    3. Chiara Lestuzzi, Carlos A. Roldan
      Pages 319-338
    4. Stefania Rizzo, Gaetano Thiene, Marialuisa Valente, Cristina Basso
      Pages 339-365
    5. Paolo Pino, Chiara Lestuzzi
      Pages 367-379
    6. Martina Urbani, Eugenio Borsatti, Tanja Baresic
      Pages 397-405
    7. Francesco Santini, Gaia Viganò, Antonio Salsano, Loris Salvador
      Pages 407-416
    8. Antonino De Paoli, Gian Maria Miolo, Angela Buonadonna
      Pages 417-422
  6. Improving the Cooperation Between Oncologists, Cardiologists, and General Practitioners

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 423-423
    2. Davide Santeufemia, Francesco Ferraù, Iris Parrini
      Pages 425-441
    3. Paolo Spallarossa, Matteo Sarocchi
      Pages 443-450
    4. Paolo Spallarossa, Matteo Sarocchi
      Pages 451-457
    5. Chiara Lestuzzi, Olivia Maria Thomas, Maria Agnese Caggegi, Francesco Ferraù
      Pages 459-473

About this book


​This concise and handy manual provides straightforward, up-to-date guidance for cardiologists and other practitioners on the management of cancer patients with cardiac problems, whether they be due to the cancer itself or to antineoplastic treatment. Detailed attention is devoted to the various forms of cardiotoxicity associated with chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The drugs commonly responsible for each toxicity are identified and clear advice is offered on monitoring techniques and treatment approaches. In addition, the issue of cardiotoxicity due to cancer treatment in particular patient groups – children, the elderly, and those with pre-existing cardiac disease – is addressed separately, with guidance on when and how antineoplastic (and/or cardiological) treatments should be modified. Further sections describe the correct responses to cardiac problems secondary to the cancer itself, including thromboembolic disorders and electrolyte imbalances, and the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of cardiac tumors.  A closing section considers how to improve cooperation between oncologists, cardiologists, and general practitioners to ensure that cancer patients’ cardiovascular needs are met in a multidisciplinary approach.  


Cardiac arrhythmias Cardiac ischemia Cardiotoxicity due to chemotherapy Cardiotoxicity due to radiotherapy Left ventricular dysfunction Oncocardiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Chiara Lestuzzi
    • 1
  • Stefano Oliva
    • 2
  • Francesco Ferraù
    • 3
  1. 1.Cardiology UnitIRCCS CRO-National Cancer InstituteAviano (PN)Italy
  2. 2.Cardiology UnitNational Cancer Institute “Giovanni Paolo II”BariItaly
  3. 3.Medical Oncology UnitOspedale San VincenzoTaorminaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-40234-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-40236-9
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