New! ASNC Publishes Comprehensive Information Statement on Imaging and Cancer
Approximately 14.5 million people with a current or prior cancer diagnosis are living in the United States today, and the National Cancer Institute expects this population to grow to 19 million in the next decade. A new information statement published by ASNC helps cardiologists, cardiac imaging specialists, cardio-oncologists and oncologists understand the implications of a cancer history on patients' current and future cardiovascular care. In this comprehensive statement, clinicians will find—
- Thorough discussion of the potentially life-threatening cardiopulmonary complications of cancer therapies, including the agents most likely to cause cardiotoxicity;
- Detailed review of the nuclear cardiology techniques shown to reduce the incidence and severity of heart failure associated with chemotherapy;
- Recommendations for monitoring cancer patients for cardiotoxicity and other cardiac complications;
- Forecasting on the future role of nuclear cardiology in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer-related cardiovascular complications, including the prospect of using radiolabeled tracers to identify molecular treatment targets; and
- An overview of the new and rapidly growing field of cardio-oncology.
DOWNLOAD “The Role and Clinical Effectiveness of Multimodality Imaging in the Management of Cardiac Complications of Cancer and Cancer Therapy.”