A professor at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust has helped co-author the world’s first international guidelines on cardio-oncology, which will affect almost all medical and surgical specialties who treat cancer patients.
Professor Diana Gorog, Consultant Cardiologist, Associate Medical Director for Research and Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Hertfordshire, has just returned from the European Society of Cardiology meeting where the newly-published guidelines were launched.
The guidelines took two years to develop, with Prof Gorog among 30 expert authors worldwide to be involved.
Reflecting on the achievement, she said: “I am honoured to be a member of the author task force for this first international guideline on cardio-oncology.
“It provides guidance on best practice for healthcare professionals to improve the care of patients with cancer before, during and after their cancer treatment, to minimise and treat cardiovascular complications.”