Sometimes cancer treatment can impact a patient's heart health for years to come. Effects of chemotherapy or radiation may include cardiovascular complications such as premature blockage of arteries of heart, heart rhythm disorders and heart failure. Our expert cardiologists and oncologists have teamed up to provide care for cancer patients with heart complications. They work closely together to care for you with minimal interruptions when you are receiving inpatient and outpatient cancer treatment.
Additionally, cancer survivors require specialized, long-term follow up care. The goals of our multidisciplinary and integrative cardio-oncology program are to provide early detection of heart damage or disease and early initiation of medications that may reduce damage to your heart.
The specialty cardio-oncology clinic provides:
- Cardiac monitoring and care for patients who will begin cancer treatment with potentially heart damaging agents, or who are being treated for heart disease or have risk factors for heart disease.
- Care for patients who are undergoing chemotherapy or radiation and develop symptoms of heart disease/cardiac dysfunction.
- Ongoing long-term cardiovascular care to prevent, monitor and manage complications.
- A full range of services offering personalized cardiac assessment using the latest diagnostic equipment and techniques.
The Winship at Emory Cardio-Oncology Clinic is a collaborative effort between physicians at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University and the Emory University Division of Cardiology.
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