Journal of Education and
Research in Nursing

A Novel Concept: “Cardio-Oncology” and Nursing


İstanbul Kültür Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Hemşirelik Bölümü, İstanbul


Emory Üniversitesi Winship Kanser Enstitüsü, Hemato-Onkoloji Bilim Dalı, Atlanta, Georgia, ABD


Sağlık Bilimleri Üniversitesi, İstanbul Mehmet Akif Ersoy Göğüs ve Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Kardiyoloji Bölümü, İstanbul

Journal of Education and Research in Nursing 2021; 18: 91-95
DOI: 10.5152/jern.2021.98852
Read: 1557 Downloads: 449 Published: 31 March 2021

Cardiovascular complications concurrent or associated with the treatment of cancer patients are among the most important causes of morbidity and mortality. Cardio-oncology is a multidisciplinary field that aims to prevent and manage these cardiovascular complications. This new field is based on the collaboration of cardiology and oncology departments. The concept of cardio-oncology has started to develop rapidly in our country in parallel with the establishment of cardio-oncology clinics and cardio-oncology programs worldwide. Nurses who are essential members of cardio-oncology teams can detect these toxicities and complications early in the course and make appropriate interventions that is closely associated with the quality of life, morbidity and mortality of cancer patients. In this review, cardiovascular problems that may be associated with cancer treatment, cardio-oncology programs that provide a multidisciplinary perspective in the management of these problems, and the roles of the nurses involved in these programs are discussed.

Türen S, Şahin Hİ, Türen S. A Novel Concept: “Cardio-Oncology” and Nursing. J Educ Res Nurs. 2021:18(1):91-95.

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