Our goal is to monitor cancer patients for possible cardiac side effects of their treatment, especially radiation, anthracyclines or other agents that are linked with cardiac dysfunction.
We also monitor and study other possible complications of cancer therapy including heart rhythm disorders
, hypertension and ischemia
. We take a team approach to cancer care, trying to minimize the cardio-toxic effects of cancer treatment.
The cardio-oncology program monitors cancer patients carefully during and after their treatment. We do imaging tests, such as echocardiograms
, which measure cardiac effects of the cancer treatment. We also provide team conferences with our patients to discuss treatments options available.