Some patients with heart trouble or who are at risk for developing heart conditions because of certain types of cancer treatment, need specialized care. At our Cardio-Oncology Program, our physicians are cardiologists who use advanced imaging to diagnose and evaluate a patient’s risk of developing a heart condition due to certain types of cancer treatments. Our cardiologists also treat patients who are undergoing cancer treatment, but have developed heart conditions, in the hope of protecting their heart function as much as possible.
Evaluation of cardiac risk and heart conditions during cancer treatmentWe use the latest tests and diagnostic criteria to help patients understand their risk factors for heart failure and other associated conditions. These include:
- Echo strain imaging
- Cardiac biomarkers
- Cardiac MRI