The comprehensive care that cancer patients require has become
increasingly complex and led to the creation of cardio-oncology clinics
(COC). Ninety-five patients were referred to our quaternary care COC.
Initiation of oral heart failure therapy (OHFT) or advanced cardiac
therapies within 1 year following referral were identified and risk
factors for these were evaluated. Patients older at the time of cancer
diagnosis and with lower LV ejection fraction were more likely to
require OHFT. COC’s elicit a high degree of clinically actionable
information for pediatric patients suffering from not only cancer, but
also cardiomyopathy, a particularly high-risk patient population.