Cancer and the Heart

Michael S. Ewer, MD MPH JD

Internist and Professor
The University of Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

In Cancer and the Heart, third edition, Dr. Ewer and colleagues at MD Anderson are joined by national and international authorities who contributed to the 28 chapters of this volume. The various authors present their insights into the effects of anticancer drugs and radiation treatment on the heart, and other organ systems. Discussions are advanced on imaging strategies and techniques with an emphasis on specific clinical problems experienced by physicians and their patients.

Readers will find a useful reference intended to help them recognize the decision-making dilemmas they face providing optimal tumor management, and a useful resource to help them and their cancer patients cope with inevitable challenges.

With the ultimate goal of assisting in the elevation and individualization of medical care to improve quality of life for patients with onco-cardiologic concerns, the third edition is now published.

Cancer and the Heart received a 90 score from Doody’s Review Service™ review. Read the review below.

by Peter WT Pisters, MD
Chapter 1
. Principles of Oncologic Chemotherapy and Immunotherapy by Louis E. Fayad, Alison Woo, and Larry W.Kwak
Chapter 2. Pharmacology of Cardio-Oncology by Emanuela Salvatorelli, Pierantonio Menna, Giorgio Minotti
Chapter 3. Anthracycline Cardiotoxicity: Clinical Aspects, Recognition, Monitoring, Treatment, and Prevention by Michael S. Ewer
Chapter 4. Trastuzumab-Associated Cardiotoxicity by Thomas M. Suter and Michael S. Ewer
Chapter 5. Mechanisms of Anti-HER2 Cardiotoxicity: Interference with Neuregulin-1 Cardioprotective Signaling by Zarha Vermeulen, Vincent Segers, and Gilles W. De Keulenaer
Chapter 6. Checkpoint Inhibitors by Lavanya Kondapalli, Rupal O’Quinn, and Joseph R. Carver
Chapter 7. Effects of Radiation Therapy on the Cardiovascular System by David J. Cutter, Carolyn W. Taylor, Kazem Rahimi, Paul McGale, Vanessa Ferriera, Matthew Burrage, Sindu Vivekanandan, Maria Hawkins, and Sarah C. Darby
Chapter 8. Cardiac Amyloidosis by Syed Wamique Yusuf
Chapter 9. Cardiac Arrhythmias in the Cancer Patient by Asif Jafferani, Syed Wamique Yusuf, and Steven M. Ewer
Chapter 10. Cardiac Ultrasonography, Doppler Imaging, and Related Techniques for Cancer Patients by Jose Banchs and Thomas H. Marwick
Chapter 11. Diagnosis of Cardiac Tumors by Ali Agha, Purvi Parwani, and Juan C. Lopez-Mattei
Chapter 12. Pericardial Disease in the Cancer Patient by Steven M. Ewer
Chapter 13. Arterial and Venous Thromboembolic Disease in Cancer Patients by Elie Mouhayar
Chapter 14. Cardiac Tumors by Daniel Perry, Monika Leja, Scott Schuetze, Shanda H. Blackmon, and Michael J. Reardon
Chapter 15. Carcinoid Heart Disease by Saamir A. Hassan
Chapter 16. Cardiac Monitoring During Clinical Trials by Nicolas Palaskas and Michael S. Ewer
Chapter 17. Cardiovascular Toxicity of Antiangiogenic Therapy: Mechanisms and Management by Divyanshu Mohananey, Rohit Kumar, and Tochi M. Okwuosa
Chapter 18. Heart–Lung Interactions in the Cancer Patient by Vickie R. Shannon and Saadia A. Faiz
Chapter 19. Cardiac Emergencies Among Cancer Patients by Carmen P. Escalante and Sai-Ching Jim Yeung
Chapter 20. Cardiac Considerations for Treating Cancer in Infants and Children by Neha Bansal, Rofida Nofal, Sanjeev Aggarwal, Vivian I. Franco, Emma R. Lipshultz, Stephen E. Sallan, and Steven E. Lipshultz
Chapter 21. Infectious Endocarditis in Cancer Patients by Eduardo Yepez Guevara, Jose Banchs, David J. Tweardy, and Javier Adachi
Chapter 22. Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Therapeutic Radiation in Cancer Patients with Implanted Pacemaker or Defibrillator Devices by Kaveh Karimzad
Chapter 23. Cardiovascular Interventions for Cancer Patients by Ezequiel Muñoz, Brian Greet, Konstantinos Marmagkiolis, and Cezar Iliescu
Chapter 24. Psychosocial Considerations in Treating the Cancer Patient with Heart Disease by Anecita P. Fadol
Chapter 25. Preoperative Assessment of the Cancer Patient for Noncardiovascular Surgery by Marc A. Rozner, Shital Vachhani, Teresa Moon, and January Y. Tsai
Chapter 26. Advanced Heart Failure in Patients with Cancer by Sadeer G. Al-Kindi and Guilherme H. Oliveira
Chapter 27. Pregnancy and the Heart in Cancer Patients and Survivors by Kara A. Thompson
Chapter 28. Exercise in the Cancer Patient: Cardiac Considerations by Susan C. Gilchrist

© Doody’s Review Service
Reviewer: Manar Jbara, MD (East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine)

This is the third edition of multiauthored reference on cancer and cardiovascular disease. The chapter authors are national and international thought leaders in their respective fields.

This book provides a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of the interactions of cancer and multiple disease states in patients who have or at high risk of having heart disease.

The intended audience includes cardiologists, oncologists, internists, physicians in training, and researchers.

The first of the book’s 28 chapters focus on the effects of cancer treatment on the heart. Subsequent chapters discuss the contemporary and older cardiac imaging techniques with an emphasis on the clinical problems facing physicians. The final chapters focus on special vital subjects related to cancer patients and their families. The numerous evidence-based tables, graphs, and illustrations with appropriate references are easy to understand, and the concepts are fairly detailed.

The quality of the book is excellent. It is a valuable resource for anyone practicing or involved in the field of cardio-oncology, from cardiologists and oncologists to fellows in training, nurse practitioners, researchers, and even medical students.

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Book Details

634 pages


8.5 in. x 11 in.

Publication Date November 2019

Cardiologists, oncologists, internists, family physicians, nurses, clinical researchers, residents, and students

ISBN 9781607952978
eISBN 9781607959649