ACC cardio-oncology course showcases research, treatments for cancer patients with heart disease

The American College of Cardiology will host the 4th Advancing the Cardiovascular Care of the Oncology Patient course in Washington on Feb. 14-16, combining leading specialists in both cardiology and oncology to gear up clinicians and scientists with the tools required to enhance cancer client care and treat their distinct heart health requires.

Cardiovascular disease is the 2nd leading reason for morbidity and death in cancer survivors. It is approximated that 14.5 million cancer patients and survivors have substantial cardiovascular threat elements, making it important for cardiologists, oncologists, and the whole multi-professional care group to remain on the leading edge of this quickly progressing field.

Course co-directors Ana Barac, MD, PhD, FACC, and Bonnie Ky, MD, MSCE, FACC, have actually welcomed reputable specialists in the field to develop a course covering appropriate and necessary material for both the newbie and advanced specialist. The course will offer finest practice techniques for the multi-professional group in the evaluation, medical diagnosis and management of cardiovascular issues for patients with cancer and those needing survivorship care.


Interventional Cardiology – When to Call the Cath Lab?
Radiation Therapy Essentials: Past and Present Treatment and Future Risk
Flexible Risk Factors in Survivors of Childhood and Adult Cancers


The following abstracts are a choice of the posters existing. You can see a complete list of the abstracts existing at under “Accepted Abstracts & Posters.” If you want to get embargoed copies of these abstracts or to speak with study authors, contact Katie Glenn at [email protected] All ACC Advancing the Cardiovascular Care of the Oncology Patient abstracts are embargoed till Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 at 9 a.m. ET.

Early Changes in Physical Activity and Quality of Life with Thoracic Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer, Lung Cancer, and Lymphoma (news release to follow)
Evaluation of Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factor Control in Cancer Patients
Radiation-Induced CAD: Gender Disparities for Patients with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Following Radiation
Left: The Cardio-Oncology Knowledge Gap amongst Primary Care Providers


The American College of Cardiology pictures a world where development and understanding enhance cardiovascular care and results. As the expert house for the whole cardiovascular care group, the objective of the College and its 54,000 members is to change cardiovascular care and to enhance heart health. The ACC bestows qualifications upon cardiovascular specialists who satisfy rigid certifications and leads in the development of health policy, requirements and standards. The College likewise offers expert medical education, shares cardiovascular research through its world-renowned JACC Journals, runs nationwide computer registries to determine and enhance care, and uses cardiovascular accreditation to health centers and organizations. For more, see

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