Cancer and the Heart

  • Amar S. Kapoor

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Cardiac Tumors

    1. Roberta J. Lammers, Colin M. Bloor
      Pages 1-20
    2. Rogelio Moncada, Harold Posniak
      Pages 26-41
    3. Walter J. Urba, Dan L. Longo
      Pages 62-75
    4. Michael C. Perry
      Pages 76-81
    5. Anthony P. Goldman, Morris N. Kotler, Wayne R. Parry
      Pages 82-109
    6. Ralph D. Reynolds
      Pages 110-117
    7. Zuhdi Lababidi
      Pages 118-125
    8. Denton A. Cooley
      Pages 126-134
  3. Paraneoplastic Syndromes

    1. Neil E. Strickman, Robert J. Hall
      Pages 135-156
    2. Amar S. Kapoor, Angel R. Garcia
      Pages 157-161
    3. Martin A. Alpert
      Pages 162-174
  4. Cardiovascular Abnormalities in Cancer Patients

    1. Allan J. Erslev, Jaime Caro
      Pages 185-191
    2. Jerry P. Lewis, Ralph D. Reynolds
      Pages 192-205
    3. Marvin J. Lopez, Ronald G. Vincent
      Pages 206-212
    4. Michael C. Perry
      Pages 223-226
    5. Amar S. Kapoor
      Pages 227-231
    6. Richard C. Niemtzow, Ralph D. Reynolds
      Pages 232-245
    7. Hugh A. McAllister Jr., Victor J. Ferrans
      Pages 246-263
    8. Brent M. Parker
      Pages 264-270
  5. Cancer and Heart Disease

    1. Amar S. Kapoor
      Pages 277-283
    2. Narinder S. Kapoor, Amar S. Kapoor
      Pages 284-290
    3. Amar S. Kapoor
      Pages 291-296
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 297-316

About this book


Within the broad field of oncology is a relatively small but important area of cardiac oncology. The scope of cardiac oncology will increase as we con­ tinue to develop expertise in the detection and management of cardiac prob­ we intensify efforts to improve survival in patients who at an lems and as earlier time might have succumbed to advanced disease and a fragile cardio­ vascular system. With our aging population and the developing complexity of treatment modalities, we now recognize that the cardiovascular system is a target of the adverse effects of chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and cancer itself. The goal of this book is to present the scope of modern cardiac oncology as a growing discipline with sophisticated diagnostic testing and treatment modalities. The views of different specialists from different subspecialities are integrated to provide a multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis, man­ agement, and complications of cancer of the heart and related conditions. The rapidly growing interest in cardiac oncology has largely been advanced through the ready availability of two-dimensional echocardiography, nuclear magnetic resonance imaging, angiocardiography, and other imaging tech­ niques. This book is divided into four parts. The first appraises cardiac tumors in detail and describes the distribution, pathology, noninvasive and invasive methods for testing, diagnosis, and treatment. The surgical approach to cardiac tumors has been included. It is a major advance that was essentially nonexistent a decade or so ago. Novel surgical approaches have now been successful in many instances.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Amar S. Kapoor
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Ellis Fischel State Cancer CenterColumbiaUSA
  2. 2.University of Southern CaliforniaSchool of MedicineLos AngelesUSA

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