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Title: Cardiovascular toxicity of cancer treatment
Author(s): COMBES M, ROTTEY S, DE BACKER T
Journal: Acta Clinica Belgica
Volume: 66 Issue: 4 Date: 2011
Drugs with potential cardiac toxicity are prominent in cancer treatment, not only the old chemotherapeutic agents, but also the newer targeted drugs and biologic agents. As the long-term survival of patients with malignancies has improved and cancer turned into a chronic disease, physicians must take into account the short-term as well as long-term consequences of cancer treatment, such as chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity. We summarize some general characteristics and subsequently review specific antineoplastic agents that are associated with cardiac toxicity.