The Cardio-Oncology Program at Northside Hospital is a joint initiative between the Northside Hospital Heart Institute and Northside Hospital Cancer Institute. It is designed to mitigate cardiovascular risk factors and decrease the development of subsequent cardiovascular disease in cancer patients. Our cardio-oncologists have received additional training in the cardiotoxic effects of chemotherapy and other cancer treatments. Northside’s Cardio-Oncology Program is one of only 27 in the country certified at the gold level, the highest award available from the International Cardio-Oncology Society.
We place a strong emphasis on consultation and timely access to prevent delays with cancer treatments. Together, we provide coordinated care using an innovative approach and can often develop a treatment plan in just days.
Our goal is to:
Cardio-oncology is a subspecialty of cardiology that delivers cardiac (heart) care to cancer patients and survivors. By combining the expertise of cardiologists and oncologists, the cardio-oncology team is able to work together to look after both your cancer treatment and heart health at the same time.
Cancer patients with pre-existing heart disease are at a higher risk of developing complications from cancer treatment. Additionally, some cancer treatments can affect the heart (also known as cardiovascular toxicity) in patients that do not have pre-existing heart conditions. Working closely together, your cardiologist and oncologist aim to improve your overall cancer care by lowering your risks of possible heart complications during cancer treatment.
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