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Vanderbilt Cardio-Oncology (Heart Disease & Cancer)

If you are being treated for cancer or are a cancer survivor, you may have an increased risk for heart disease. The Cardio-Oncology program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center — one of the most comprehensive in the world — combines heart and cancer expertise to provide the unique care you need.

Cardio-Oncology (Heart Disease & Cancer): Why Choose Vanderbilt

  • Recognized care: Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute is among the top 20 heart programs in the nation and the top-ranked program in Tennessee, according to U.S. News & World Report. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is ranked the No. 1 adult hospital in Tennessee.
  • Expert doctors: Vanderbilt doctors are leaders in the U.S. and the world in this new specialty. As one of the first and most comprehensive cardio-oncology clinics in the U.S., we helped define the best cardiovascular care for cancer patients. We have experience in treating patients with heart disease, or who are at high risk for it due to cancer therapies. We created a cardioprotection program that uses blood tests and imaging to identify at-risk patients so we can take steps to protect their heart during cancer treatment.
  • Personalized care: Treating heart disease caused by cancer or cancer treatment is different than treating other heart disease. We also treat patients who already have a heart condition and are newly diagnosed with cancer. We will review your diagnosis, treatment and personal risk factors to develop a heart care plan just for you.
  • A team approach: Our doctors work closely with specialists in heart failure, heart surgery, electrophysiology, interventional cardiology, vascular medicine and other fields to determine the best treatment for you.
  • Leading research: Our doctor-scientists are always studying new ways to improve heart care and cancer care for our patients. This means you may have access to innovative treatments before they are widely available.

Conditions We Treat

We treat all heart conditions in people treated for cancer, including:

  • Arrhythmia
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Endocarditis
  • Hypertension
  • Hypolipidemia
  • Myocarditis caused by immunotherapy
  • Pericarditis caused by immunotherapy
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Vasculitis caused by immunotherapy

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:

  • Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Echocardiogram
  • Lifestyle modification, such as diet and exercise
  • Medication


Vanderbilt Heart
Medical Center East
1215 21st Ave. S, 5th Floor
Nashville, TN 37232
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Vanderbilt Heart One Hundred Oaks
719 Thompson Lane, Suite 22100 
Nashville, TN 37204
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For Referring Physicians

To refer a patient to the Cardio-Oncology program, call (615) 343-9188