MedStar Health DocTalk

Cardio-Oncology – Minimizing the Cardiovascular Effects of Cancer Treatment

September 30, 2021 Dr. Tolu Agunbiade Season 1 Episode 7
MedStar Health DocTalk
Cardio-Oncology – Minimizing the Cardiovascular Effects of Cancer Treatment
Show Notes

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Thanks to advances in cancer treatment, more and more former cancer patients are now cancer survivors. While these life-saving treatments have improved long-term outcomes for many patients, some can cause heart and vascular problems.

The cardio-oncology program at MedStar Health focuses on preventing, minimizing, and treating these conditions for patients with cancer during treatment and in survivorship. DocTalk host Mike Schuh talks with the Director of the MedStar Health Cardio-oncology program in Baltimore, advanced heart failure cardiologist Dr. Tolu Agunbiade, about which treatments are more likely to cause cardiotoxicity, what symptoms to look for, and when you may want to see a cardiologist. 

Over the next half hour, Mike and Dr. Agunbiade will cover what you need to know about cardio-oncology. Dr. Agunbiade sees patients at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital and MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital. 

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