Monitoring risk factors of cardiovascular disease in cancer survivors

Kapoor, A., Prakash, V., Sekhar, M., Greenfield, D. M., Hatton, M., Lean, M. E.J. , Sharma, P. and Han, T. S. (2017) Monitoring risk factors of cardiovascular disease in cancer survivors. Clinical Medicine, 17(4), pp. 293-297. (doi:10.7861/clinmedicine.17-4-293) (PMID:28765402)

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Abstract

There exist published literature for cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk monitoring in cancer survivors but the extent of monitoring in clinical oncology practice is unknown. We performed an interactive survey at a Royal College of Physicians conference (11 November 2016) attended by practitioners with an interest in late effects of cancer treatment and supplemented the survey with an audit among 32 lung cancer survivors treated at St Peter's NHS Hospital in 2012-2016. Among the practitioners, 40% reported CVD risk monitoring performed at least annually, which is compatible with European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation Guidelines, but 31% indicated that monitoring was never performed. In contrast, 77% felt that at least an annual assessment was required (p<0.001). Corroborating these data, among the lung cancer survivors, 31% and 16% had lipids or glucose/HbA1C measured annually, and 28% and 31% had never had these tests performed since their cancer treatment. Alerting healthcare providers to review protocols may help reduce CVD after cancer treatments.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:CVD prevention, cardiometabolic risk, health promotion, late effects.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Lean, Professor Michael
Authors: Kapoor, A., Prakash, V., Sekhar, M., Greenfield, D. M., Hatton, M., Lean, M. E.J., Sharma, P., and Han, T. S.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
Journal Name:Clinical Medicine
Publisher:Royal College of Physicians
ISSN:1470-2118
ISSN (Online):1473-4893
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 Royal College of Physicians
First Published:First published in Clinical Medicine 17(4): 293-297
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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