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Impact of COVID-19 on Cardio-Oncology

Yale School of Medicine

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Cancer survivors have an increased risk of mortality from heart failure, coronary heart disease, and stroke. Lauren Baldassarre, MD, serves as the director of the Yale Cardio-Oncology program, which seeks to prevent and treat cardiovascular complications as a result of cancer treatment, and provide clinicians with tools to improve patient care in everyday practice.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Baldassarre and members of the Cardio-Oncology and Imaging Councils of the American College of Cardiology shared recommendations regarding the cardiovascular care of COVID-19-positive patients. Specific concerns are also raised ...