Cardiology Research and Practice

Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease


Publishing date
15 Apr 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Oct 2010

1Department of Cardiology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA

2Cardiology Unit, European Institute of Oncology, Via Ripamonti 435, 20141 Milan, Italy

3Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37232-8802, USA


Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease

Description

Cardiovascular disease and cancer are the two most common diseases worldwide. Despite advancement in prevention and treatment, they remain the leading causes of mortality with increasing burden to the patients, care givers, and the health care system. Extensive literature is available for the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease and cancer. Surprisingly, little data exist on the management of patients, who carry the diagnosis of both, cancer and cardiovascular disease. Guidelines for the treatment of cardiovascular disease are often based on studies which have excluded patients with cancer, and similarly studies in cancer population have generally excluded patients with concomitant heart disease. Cancer and cardiovascular disease are frequently found in the same patient, because of the high prevalence of both diseases, and because some forms of cardiovascular disease are caused by cancer or its therapies. Anthracyclines are known to cause cardiotoxicity and the newer therapeutic agents such as trastuzumab and tyrosine kinase inhibitors have collateral effects on the cardiovascular system. These include hypertension, ischemia, systolic and diastolic dysfunction. Radiation induced cardiac damage frequently affects the long-term survivors of cancer. Prevention and management of cardiotoxicity due to radiation and these chemotherapeutic agents are largely unknown.

The main focus of the issue will be to review existing evidence and provide latest research for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cardiovascular disease in cancer patients. The special issue will become an international forum for researchers to summarize the most recent development and ideas in this field, with a special emphasis given to the latest basic and clinical research within the last 5 years.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Basic mechanism of chemotherapy induced cardiomyopathy
  • Tyrosine kinase inhibitors and mechanisms of hypertension and left ventricular dysfunction
  • New research on the treatment of chemotherapy induced cardiomyopathy
  • Basic mechanism of radiation induced heart disease
  • Clinical aspects of radiation induced heart disease
  • Biomarkers in heart disease and cancer
  • Cardiac imaging in the cancer patients
  • Newer diagnostic modalities for the detection of cardiotoxicity
  • Thrombosis and cancer

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/crp/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 943748
  • - Editorial

Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease

Syed Wamique Yusuf | Carlo Cipolla | ... | Daniel J. Lenihan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 942090
  • - Review Article

Review of Cardiotoxicity in Pediatric Cancer Patients: During and after Therapy

Joy M. Fulbright
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 853078
  • - Case Report

Primary Pericardial Sarcoma: A Case Report and a Brief Review

Aneesh Pakala | Raghav Gupta | Ralph Lazzara
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 516146
  • - Review Article

Management of Concomitant Cancer and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Abdullah Jibawi | Islam Ahmed | ... | Syed Waquar Yusuf
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 268058
  • - Clinical Study

Impact of Cardiac Computed Tomographic Angiography Findings on Planning of Cancer Therapy in Patients with Concomitant Structural Heart Disease

Iyad N. Daher | Jose Banchs | ... | Gregory Gladish
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 678237
  • - Case Report

Recurrent Syncope in a Cancer Patient: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Jyoti Sharma | Anne H. Dougherty
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 378041
  • - Review Article

Multimodality Imaging in the Evaluation of Cardiovascular Manifestations of Malignancy

Laura Jiménez-Juan | Jessica Leen | ... | Andrew M. Crean
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 394740
  • - Review Article

Arterial and Venous Thrombosis in Cancer Patients

Andrew D. Blann | Simon Dunmore
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 317659
  • - Review Article

Radiation-Induced Heart Disease: A Clinical Update

Syed Wamique Yusuf | Shehzad Sami | Iyad N. Daher
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 134679
  • - Review Article

Cardiovascular Effects in Childhood Cancer Survivors Treated with Anthracyclines

Vivian I. Franco | Jacqueline M. Henkel | ... | Steven E. Lipshultz
Cardiology Research and Practice
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