Understanding the Most Common Oncologic and Cardiologic Terms

  • Davide Santeufemia
  • Francesco Ferraù
  • Iris Parrini


A rather frequent problem in cardio-oncology is the imperfect comprehension between cardiologists and oncologist. In the daily clinical practice, the use of acronyms is common, but the acronyms used in a particular field of medicine are easily understood by the specialists of that particular field only; they may be less obvious for specialists of other fields. This chapter will help in understanding the most common oncologic and cardiologic terms.

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Davide Santeufemia
    • 1
  • Francesco Ferraù
    • 2
  • Iris Parrini
    • 3
  1. 1.Oncology DepartmentSassari HospitalSassariItaly
  2. 2.Medical Oncology UnitOspedale San VincenzoTaorminaItaly
  3. 3.Cardiology DepartmentOspedale MaurizianoTorinoItaly

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