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.
Conditions We Treat
We treat all heart conditions in people treated for cancer, including:
- Myocarditis caused by immunotherapy
- Pericarditis caused by immunotherapy
Meet Your Care Team
- Aortic Aneurysms, Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Transplantation, Ischemic Heart Disease, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, Pulmonary Endarterectomy for Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension
Why Choose Cardio-Oncology (Heart Disease & Cancer) at Vanderbilt
- Recognized care
Vanderbilt is consistently ranked among the nation’s best by leading authorities on health care quality. People from throughout the Southeast and across the country rely on us for the best and most innovative care possible.
- Team approach
We work together to ensure that you receive the comprehensive care you need. Our team members collaborate with each other, as well as with experts in other medical disciplines, to provide you with individual care that addresses your unique needs.
- Advanced care
As part of an academic medical center, we are leaders in caring for the most complex conditions. Our commitment to research means that you receive the most current, advanced treatment available.
- 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.
- Skilled clinicians
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.
Tests, Treatments and Services
We offer a full range of tests, treatments, and services including:
- Lifestyle changes, such as diet and exercise