What the General Practitioner Needs to Know: When to Consult the Cardiologist and/or the Oncologist

  • Chiara Lestuzzi
  • Olivia Maria Thomas
  • Maria Agnese Caggegi
  • Francesco Ferraù


Most patients undergoing antineoplastic treatments with anthracyclines and trastuzumab—well known to be potentially cardiotoxic—have a cardiology follow-up planned by the oncologists. Any obvious side effects occurring during treatments administered in hospital or in the day hospital unit will be referred to the local cardiologist.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chiara Lestuzzi
    • 1
  • Olivia Maria Thomas
    • 2
  • Maria Agnese Caggegi
    • 2
  • Francesco Ferraù
    • 3
  1. 1.Cardiology UnitIRCCS CRO-National Cancer InstituteAviano (PN)Italy
  2. 2.Il Gabbiano Hospice and Community Palliative Care ServiceFriuli OccidentaleItaly
  3. 3.Medical Oncology UnitOspedale San VincenzoTaorminaItaly

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