At Aurora Health Care, the Karen Yontz Center for Cardio-Oncology treats heart-related complications of cancer treatment with integrated, patient-centric care. Our doctors work closely together, whether they specialize in heart, lung, vascular or cancer treatment.
Whether you have existing cardiovascular problems or are at risk, our team can develop a customized treatment plan to protect your heart.
Some cancer treatments can have cardiotoxic (dangerous for your heart) side effects. That’s why your doctors monitor you very closely when you are receiving specific types of cancer care.
We blend research and expertise to understand the cardiovascular risks that cancer treatment might cause you. This way, we can create a care plan that suits your individual needs.
In-depth research helps guide our treatment approach. Here’s how:
Our cardiologists and oncologists work closely with pharmacists who specialize in cancer, as well as geneticists. Together, they can better understand how your genes might affect your body’s response to certain medications.
This knowledge helps us prescribe an effective heart treatment, customized for you. With the right combination of treatment and medications, we can fight a particular tumor while also protecting your heart.
At Aurora, our researchers won’t stop until we protect the hearts of all cancer survivors. Our work includes using electronic medical record data to prevent heart-related complications before they start. Find out more about our cardiovascular research.
Our services range from comprehensive evaluation to effective treatments for people who are:
Talk to your doctor if you experience any of the following symptoms during or after your cancer treatment:
Our team will work to detect abnormalities of your heart and vascular system (blood vessels). Detecting problems early gives us a better chance to prevent or treat complications.
During and after cancer treatment, we will monitor your:
To develop your personalized care plan, we will conduct a cardiovascular disease assessment. This consists of:
Throughout the process, we’ll coordinate and collaborate with you and your other health care providers. We’ll also work with you to determine a follow-up visit plan so we can monitor your health during and after treatment.