SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL of the Hungarian Society of Cardiology

Atherosclerotic and arterial complications in malignant diseases

█ Review

DOI: 10.26430/CHUNGARICA.2023.53.2.110

Süveges Péter1,2, Boussoussou Nora1,2, Sármán Balázs1
1Uzsoki Utcai Kórház, Kardiológia Osztály, Budapest
2Semmelweis Egyetem, Szív- és Érgyógyászati Klinika, Budapest
Levelezési cím:
Dr. Sármán Balázs PhD, 1145 Budapest, Uzsoki utca 29–41., e-mail:


The 21st century can be defined as an anthropogenic age, in which, in addition to the rapid economic growth by the industrial revolution, many environmental and health damages were also created, including the increased incidence of serious chronic diseases. Nowadays atherosclerotical, arterial and oncological diseases are one of the biggest public health challenges all over the world with high mortality rate. Survival rates of cancers are improving thanks to increasingly effective treatment options. There are currently approximately 12 million cancer survivors in Europe. Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death globally, taking an estimated 17.9 million lives each year. In the future patients affected by both these illnesses are become more common. Due to both diseases have multifactorial etiology there are numerous identical molecular pathways, etiological factor and pathomechanism behind their development. Cancerous diseases can cause atherosclerosis and arterial disease directly, or indirectly via chemo and/or radiotherapy. Our aim is to present the correlation between cancer, atherosclerotic and arterial changes.


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