If you are a patient with cancer and have heart problems , or you are a physician who needs to refer a patient for cardiac care, then you may know that help for these conditions is hard to find. Make an appointment or refer a patient.
MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute offers the first cardio-oncology program in the Greater Baltimore/Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.
Care for cancer and cardiac patients
Some chemotherapy and cancer treatments can worsen, or even cause heart problems in patients with cancer. Some patients also experience heart conditions after radiation treatment to the chest.
We offer a program designed to evaluate, diagnose and manage heart problems for patients who are being treated for cancer or who have already completed treatment. Our physicians can also determine if a patient with cancer may be at risk for developing a heart condition before or during cancer treatment. Further, we are doing important research in order to avoid drug complications in the future.
Learn more about MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute's cardio-oncology program.
Specially trained cardiologists with an interest in cancer treatment
Our cardiologists have a special interest in how cancer treatments may affect the heart. Our program includes a multidisciplinary approach where our cardiologists and oncologists (cancer physicians) work together to provide comprehensive care. Meet our physicians.
For referring physicians
If you have a cancer patient with cardiac issues, then please visit our For Referring Physicians page.
Make an appointment
Please contact us by calling 202-877-2162. You may also send an email to [email protected]
Learn more about cardio-oncology treatment at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.