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Vol 2, No 2 (2003): Polish Palliative Medicine
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Published online: 2003-02-05
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Cardiovascular involvement in patients with neoplasmatic disease

Piotr Sobański
Advances in Palliative Medicine 2003;2(2):99-103.

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Vol 2, No 2 (2003): Polish Palliative Medicine
Artykuły poglądowe
Published online: 2003-02-05

Abstract


Cardiovascular involvement in patients with neoplasmatic disease are not uncommon. Widely used imaging methods allow to detect neoplasmatic metastasis within cardiovascular system more often than in the past. Pericardial and endocardial (i.e. NBTE — nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis) pathology in cancer patients are common. Some of them (cardiac tamponade, superior vena cava syndrome and complete atrioventricular block) require specific management (paracentesis, irradiation or pacing). New treatment strategies are now available (pericardio-peritoneal communication done with balloon used in invasive cardiology, or stenting in vena cava superior syndrome). Before each procedure the question about risk and benefits, as well as the probability of symptomatic improvements in terminal ill patients has to be answered.

Abstract


Cardiovascular involvement in patients with neoplasmatic disease are not uncommon. Widely used imaging methods allow to detect neoplasmatic metastasis within cardiovascular system more often than in the past. Pericardial and endocardial (i.e. NBTE — nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis) pathology in cancer patients are common. Some of them (cardiac tamponade, superior vena cava syndrome and complete atrioventricular block) require specific management (paracentesis, irradiation or pacing). New treatment strategies are now available (pericardio-peritoneal communication done with balloon used in invasive cardiology, or stenting in vena cava superior syndrome). Before each procedure the question about risk and benefits, as well as the probability of symptomatic improvements in terminal ill patients has to be answered.
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Keywords

cardiac tamponade; cardiac metastases; arrhythmia

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Title

Cardiovascular involvement in patients with neoplasmatic disease

Journal

Advances in Palliative Medicine

Issue

Vol 2, No 2 (2003): Polish Palliative Medicine

Pages

99-103

Published online

2003-02-05

Bibliographic record

Advances in Palliative Medicine 2003;2(2):99-103.

Keywords

cardiac tamponade
cardiac metastases
arrhythmia

Authors

Piotr Sobański

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