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Some chemotherapy and cancer treatments can cause heart problems, be it a rise in blood pressure or an increased risk for cardiovascular disease.

When this happens, you should see a cardiologist who can develop a plan to lessen those effects, treat any side effects accordingly and give guidance on how to prevent future heart disease.

Cardio-oncology services at the UM Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center allow us to quickly connect you with a cardiologist for pre-treatment screenings or to treat diseases that arise because of your cancer treatment.

We have a cardiologist embedded on our cancer team with access to the latest diagnostic technologies, allowing us to provide you the expert care you need.

Should you need a referral to a cardio-oncologist, your treatment team will help connect you to a cardiologist or you can call 410-328-7877.

Heart Diseases & Cancer

Not all cancer diagnoses mean you'll have an increased risk for heart disease, but there are some types of cancers which have treatments that have an associated increased risk:

Treatment

We know each patient is different, and we develop a personalized care plan depending on which symptoms you may be experiencing or which heart condition you may have prior to cancer treatment.

Conditions we commonly treat as a side effect of cancer treatment include:

Advanced Technology

As an academic medical center, our cardiology team has an advanced care model with access to the latest heart disease technologies.

These advanced imaging options allow us to see the heart's function in real time and evaluate your heart and the potential for heart disease. The sooner you have these diagnostic procedures, the quicker you can begin your cancer treatment. Diagnostic technology we use includes:

  • Cardiac MRI
  • Echocardiogram
  • PET/CT

Make an Appointment or Referral

Should you need a referral to a cardio-oncologist, your treatment team will help connect you to a cardiologist or you can call 410-328-7877.

We see patients at the following locations:

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