Virtual Conference
Cardiology Conference 2023

Khaldoon Al Humood

Chest Disease Hospital, Kuwait

Title: Chemo Therapy Related Cardio-Vascular Toxicity (CTR-CVT)


Chemotherapy-Related Cardiotoxicity (CRT) is a potential side effect of cancer treatment that can lead to a range of cardiac complications, including heart failure, arrhythmias, and myocardial ischemia. While chemotherapy drugs are highly effective in targeting cancer cells, they can also damage healthy cells, including those in the heart. The incidence and severity of CRT depend on various factors, including the type of chemotherapy drug, the dose and duration of treatment, and pre-existing cardiovascular conditions. Early detection and management of CRT are crucial in minimizing long-term cardiac damage and improving patient outcomes. Various strategies are available to mitigate CRT, including the use of cardio-protective agents and monitoring cardiac function during and after chemotherapy.
In this presentation I will touch on the Kuwait experience in the field of cardio-oncology, The importance of risk stratification of chemo-recipients and the surveillance of these patients to ensure safe outcomes.


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