Our program is designed to help address the cardio-toxic side effects of chemotherapy treatment, as well as the confounding problem of co-existing cardiac disease and cancer. We also provide pre-surgical and pre-treatment cardiac evaluation for patients with cancer.
Our service began in response to emerging data, which indicates that newly developed drugs for cancer treatment are having unanticipated side effects. Drugs such as Herceptin, which is very effective in the treatment of breast cancer, can have cardio-toxic side effects that are just beginning to be understood and researched. If it is determined that you have a pre-existing heart dysfunction, we can help make decisions as to how treatment can be optimized and establish the baseline function for continued monitoring.