Anticoagulation and arrhythmias in cancer patients: What do the experts say?
The International Cardio-Oncology Society is a committed group of professionals throughout the world who are striving to protect the cardiovascular health of all patients who are undergoing cancer...Read More
The International Cardio-Oncology Society is a committed group of professionals throughout the world who are striving to protect the cardiovascular health of all patients who are undergoing cancer therapy. By optimizing the cardiac status of patients with cancer before, during and after their treatment, we are collectively improving the overall outcomes including survival and quality of life. We aim to provide the latest scientific and clinical education and research for anyone treating patients with cancer in the hopes of enhancing cardiovascular protection.
José Luis Zamorano is Professor of Medicine at the University Complutense in Madrid and Director of the...
José Luis Zamorano is Professor of Medicine at the University Complutense in Madrid and Director of the Cardiovascular Institute at the University Clinic San Carlos, Madrid. His key research interests include ischaemic heart disease, cardiovascular risk factors and imaging modalities. Professor Zamorano is President Elect of the European Association of Echocardiography (EAE) and President of the Working Group on Non-invasive Diagnostic Imaging of the Spanish Society of Cardiology. He serves on numerous Editorial Boards, including the European Journal of Echocardiography, the American Society of Echocardiography and the European Heart Journal. He has authored over 200 articles for peer-reviewed journals. He gained his MD from the University Complutense in 1987.
Sebastian Szmit graduated from the Military Medical Academy in Poland. He began cardio-oncology activities in 2006...
Sebastian Szmit graduated from the Military Medical Academy in Poland. He began cardio-oncology activities in 2006 working for the Department of Oncology of the Military Institute of Medicine. He was appointed the executive editor of the Task Force of National Consultants in Cardiology and Clinical Oncology, and developed the first two Polish Recommendations on cardiovascular safety of patients with breast cancer (published in 2010) and lung cancer (published in 2012). Since 2012 he has served as the cardio-oncology consultant at the Department of Pulmonary Circulation, Thromboembolic Diseases and Cardiology, at the Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education in Poland. In 2015 he was appointed as the scientific director of the "Oncology in Cardiology" training program. He is the cardio-oncology research coordinator for the Polish Lymphoma Research Group and the Polish National Oncology Network. He co-authored two educational books: "Hypertension-oncology: arterial hypertension in cancer disease" and "Cardiovascular complications in cancer patients" published in 2018 under auspices of the Polish Society of Clinical Oncology, Since 2019 he has been a Member of the Executive Committee of the Global Cardio-Oncology Summit (GCOS) and a Member of the Education & Training Advisory Committee of the International Cardio-Oncology Society (ICOS) and in 2020 he was awarded an Honorary Member of the Cardio-Oncology Society of Southern Africa (COSOSA), a Fellow of the International Cardio-Oncology Society (FICOS), and a Board Member of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Council of Cardio-Oncology. On May 26th 2021, Dr. Szmit was asked by the Scientific Council of the Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education to lead the newly created "Cardiooncology Department and Echocardiography Laboratory" based at the European Health Centre in Otwock (oncology center) and the Institute of Hematology and Transfusion Medicine in Warsaw.