Cardio-oncology

This channel includes news and new technology innovations about cardio oncology, the subspeciality of monitoring, preventing and treating cardiovascular damage caused by cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Chemo and radiation can damage or kill cardiac muscle cells, which can result in reduced cardiac pumping capacity. The speciality of cardio-oncology monitors cardiac performance with a baseline echocardiogram and followup imaging during treatments to ensure the heart is not damaged.

#COVID19 #Coronavirus #2019nCoV #Wuhanvirus #SARScov2 Pulmonary CT angiography of a 68 year old male. The CT scan was obtained 10 days after the onset of COVID-19 symptoms and on the day the patient was transferred to the intensive care unit.

Figure 2: Pulmonary CT angiography of a 68 year old male. The CT scan was obtained 10 days after the onset of COVID-19 symptoms and on the day the patient was transferred to the intensive care unit. Axial CT images (lung windows) (a,b) show peripheral ground-glass opacities (arrow) associated with areas of consolidation in dependent portions of the lung (arrowheads). Interlobular reticulations, bronchiectasis (black arrow) and lung architectural distortion are present. Involvement of the lung volume was estimated to be between 25% and 50%. Coronal CT reformations (mediastinum windows) (c,d) show bilateral lobar and segmental pulmonary embolism (black arrows). Courtesy of RSNA

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 23, 2020
April 23, 2020 — A special report published in the journal Radiology outlines prevention, diagnosis and treatment of...
Statins Reduce Stroke, Cardiovascular Risk in Cancer Patients Following Radiation
News | Cardio-oncology | July 29, 2019
July 29, 2019 — Cancer patients taking cholesterol-lowering statin medication following radiation therapy of the chest...
3D Auto RV application image courtesy of Philips Healthcare

3D Auto RV application image courtesy of Philips Healthcare

Technology | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019
July 2, 2019 — Philips recently announced new advanced automation capabilities on its Epiq CVx and Epiq CVxi cardiac...
Videos | Cardio-oncology | March 22, 2019
Magid Awadalla, MBBS, is an advanced cardiac imaging research fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has been...
CT, Mammograms Offer Clues to Preventing Heart Problems After Cancer Treatment
News | Cardio-oncology | March 13, 2019
March 13, 2019 — An imaging procedure commonly performed before starting cancer treatment can provide valuable clues...
Breast Cancer Patients Have Less Heart Damage With Heart Drug and Trastuzumab
News | Cardio-oncology | January 03, 2019
January 3, 2019 — Breast cancer patients who take a heart drug at the same time as trastuzumab have less heart damage,...
Heart Attack, Stroke Risks Increase Leading Up to Cancer Diagnosis
News | Cardio-oncology | December 21, 2018
December 21, 2018 — Older adults with cancer are more likely to have had a heart attack or stroke in the months prior...
Cardiac Monitoring a Higher Priority for High-Risk Breast Cancer Patients
News | Cardio-oncology | August 07, 2018
August 7, 2018 — While heart failure is an uncommon complication of breast cancer treatment, the risk is higher in...
Epsilon Imaging Demonstrates Strain Imaging Integration for Echo Programs at ASE 2018
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | June 19, 2018
June 19, 2018 — Clinical practice, along with guidelines and research, have shown that speckle tracking strain imaging...
Breast Cancer Treatments May Increase Heart Disease Risk
News | Cardio-oncology | February 01, 2018
February 1, 2018 — Breast cancer patients may be at increased risk of cardiovascular diseases including heart failure...
Strain Imaging Improves Cardiac Surveillance of Certain Breast Cancer Patients
News | Cardio-oncology | May 03, 2017
May 3, 2017 — Epsilon Imaging Inc. announced a research study using EchoInsight was presented at the American College...
prostate cancer, hormone therapy, cardiac risk factors, Yale Cancer Center study, ASTRO 2016
News | Cardio-oncology | September 28, 2016
September 28, 2016 — In a recent study, a Yale Cancer Center team determined that men who received hormonal therapy for...
chemotherapy, radiation therapy

Epsilon’s EchoInsight software is used to help evaluate cardiotoxcity due to chemotherapy or radiation therapy.

Feature | Radiation Oncology | September 07, 2016 | By Dave Fornell
Cardio-oncology is an emerging field that combines the expertise of both cardiology and oncology to assess and treat...
Videos | Cardio-oncology | June 30, 2016
Interview with Federico Asch, M.D., FACC, FASE, associate director of the echocardiography core lab at Medstar Health...
Epsilon Imaging, EchoInsight, left ventricle, LV measurement, strain imaging, ASE 2016
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | June 17, 2016
June 17, 2016 — Epsilon Imaging Inc. announced a research study was presented at the American Society of...
cardio-oncology, echo strain assessment, echoinsight, epsilon

Epsilon's EchoInsight software helps analyze cardiac function by evaluating wall motion strain. 

Feature | Cardio-oncology | May 13, 2016 | Dave Fornell
Cardio-oncology is an emerging field that combines the expertise of both cardiology and oncology to assess and treat...
News | Oncology Diagnostics | May 06, 2016
May 6, 2016 — The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) has released an expert consensus...
AMA, investigational CPT code, myocardial strain imaging, cardio-oncology
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | January 27, 2016
January 27, 2016 — Effective Jan. 1, 2016, the American Medical Association (AMA) Current Procedural Terminology (CPT)...
Feature | June 24, 2015
June 24, 2015 - A nationwide study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology identified current...
cancer survivors, cardiovascular ultrasound, echocardiograms
News | February 17, 2015
February 17, 2015 — Certain types of chemotherapy are associated with heart issues known as cancer therapeutics-related...