DOTmed Home MRI Oncology Ultrasound Molecular Imaging X-Ray Cardiology Health IT Business Affairs
News Home Parts & Service Operating Room CT Women's Health Proton Therapy Endoscopy HTMs Mobile Imaging
SEARCH
Posição atual:
>
> This Story


Início de uma sessão ou Registo to rate this News Story
Forward Printable StoryPrint Comment

 

 

Cardiology Homepage

NIH grants over $1 million to development of non-contrast imaging approaches Will be used to diagnose peripheral arterial disease

Elsevier touts new study validating use of STATdx solution Reduced diagnostic errors by as much as 37 percent

Pre-activating cardiac catherization labs benefits EMS STEMI patients on arrival Saves critical minutes and can bypass typical ED protocols

Apple Watch can monitor heart rhythms with FDA approval Detects atrial fibrillation and can tell if you've taken a sudden fall

Keith D. Dawkins InnovHeart elects chairman of the board

Jeffrey S. Brown Endologix appoints chief operations officer

Bioengineers create virtual 3D heart with AI Could provide a boost to the treatment of atrial fibrillation

Fractional flow reserve CT can reduce invasive heart procedures: study First clinical study on benefits of FFRCT for moderate stenosis

Philips unveils new ultrasounds for general and interventional cardiology Equipped with anatomical intelligence

Boston Scientific to buy VENITI for $160 million Price may rise pending FDA approval of Vici Venous Stent

Especially affects those over 65

New paper brings attention to heart disease risk associated with breast cancer treatment

por Lauren Dubinsky , Senior Reporter
The American Heart Association recently published a scientific statement in the journal Circulation to raise awareness that breast cancer treatments may be associated with an elevated risk of cardiovascular diseases.

"This paper was written because not everyone is aware of this — the primary care field and patients aren’t aware of the side effects of treatment," Dr. Laxmi Mehta, chair of the writing group for the paper, told HCB News. "We wanted to provide a document where all of that is put into one place for the clinician to review."

Story Continues Below Advertisement

Servicing GE Nuclear Medicine equipment with OEM trained engineers

We offer full service contracts, PM contracts, rapid response, time and material,camera relocation. Nuclear medicine equipment service provider since 1975. Click or call now for more information 800 96 NUMED



It is known that breast cancer survivors, especially those over age 65, are more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than breast cancer. Some cancer treatments including HER-2 targeted therapies can weaken the heart muscle and lead to heart failure.

In some cases, that is only a temporary side effect and heart function will improve after treatment is stopped, but in other cases it can cause permanent damage. The paper states that the early development of heart failure could indicate that that a new treatment approach is necessary.

Radiation treatment can affect the heart arteries and lead to blockages or coronary artery disease. In addition, some breast cancer drugs can cause life-threatening heart rhythms in certain patients.

But Mehta cautioned that this paper was never intended to scare patients away from getting their treatment.

"Not everyone who has those treatments is going to get the heart side effects, so we think the best approach to it is to treat the cancer, and then, if issues arrive, then to work closely with the cardiac and oncology team," she said.

The paper also stresses the importance of adhering to a number of ideal heart health behaviors such as the AHA's Life's Simple 7. That includes being physically active, maintaining a healthy body weight, eating a healthy diet, avoiding tobacco, maintaining healthy levels of blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar.

"We want patients to remember that as they survive breast cancer, they need to take in light their heart health and overall general health into account and making sure their blood pressure and cholesterol are in the range they should be," said Mehta.


Cardiology Homepage


You Must Be Logged In To Post A Comment

Anuncie
Aumente a Sua Perceção da Marca
Leilões + Vendas Privadas
Comece
O mais melhor preço
Comprar Equipamento/Peças
Encontre
O preço o mais baixo
Notícia diária
Leia
A notícia a mais atrasada
Diretório
Browse tudo
DOTmed Usuários
Ética no DOTmed
Veja o nosso
Programa das éticas
O ouro parte o programa do vendedor
Receba PH
Pedidos
Programa do negociante do serviço do ouro
Receba RFP/PS
Pedidos
Fornecedores de Healthcare
Veja tudo
Ferramentas de HCP
Trabalhos/Treinamento
Achado/suficiência
Um trabalho
Parts Hunter +EasyPay
Comece as peças
Citações
Certificado recentemente
Vista recentemente
Usuários certificados
Recentemente Rated
Vista recentemente
Usuários certificados
Central Rental
Equipamento do aluguel
Para menos
Vender Equipamentos/Peças
Comece
A maioria de dinheiro
Preste serviços de manutenção ao Forum dos técnicos
Ajuda do achado
E conselho
Simples RFP
Comece o equipamento
Citações
Mostra de comércio virtual
Serviço do achado
Para o equipamento
O acesso e o uso deste local são sujeitos aos termos e às condições do nosso OBSERVAÇÃO LEGAL & OBSERVAÇÃO DA PRIVACIDADE
Propriedade de e proprietário DOTmeda .com, Inc. Copyright ©2001-2018 DOTmed.com, Inc.
TODOS OS DIREITOS RESERVADOS