Cardio-Oncology

Monitoring and managing any impacts on the heart due to cancer therapy.

Certain cancer treatments, like chemotherapy, can result in negative side effects. This is known as cardiotoxicity. Cardiovascular issues, such as heart failure, atrial fibrillation, heart attacks, coronary artery disease, and heart valve disease, can show up even after you have recovered.

If you are about to start cancer treatment, have already had treatment, or are a cancer survivor, you now can receive cardiac care at IU Health. Our oncology and cardiology departments will work together to protect your heart from cardiac complications.

During your first appointment, your cardio-oncologist will:

  1. Review your medical history
  2. Look at your cancer treatment history and your cardiovascular history
  3. Conduct a physical exam and other heart and imaging tests as needed

From there, your cardiologist will work with you, your oncologist, and any other members of your cancer care team to develop a personalized treatment plan that works best for you.

What to Expect with Cardio-Oncology Care

During your first appointment, your cardio-oncologist will:

  1. Review your medical history
  2. Look at your cancer treatment history and your cardiovascular history
  3. Conduct a physical exam and other heart and imaging tests as needed

From there, your cardiologist will work with you, your oncologist, and any other members of your cancer care team to develop a personalized treatment plan that works best for you.

Cardio-oncology can identify, prevent, and treat cardiotoxicity in patients with cancer and/or cardiovascular diseases. Our cardio-oncologists will help patients who are about to start treatment, have already started treatment, or are a cancer survivor. We will help monitor and manage any potential impact chemotherapy can have on your heart.

Benefits of Cardio-Oncology Care

Cardio-oncology can identify, prevent, and treat cardiotoxicity in patients with cancer and/or cardiovascular diseases. Our cardio-oncologists will help patients who are about to start treatment, have already started treatment, or are a cancer survivor. We will help monitor and manage any potential impact chemotherapy can have on your heart.

The cardio-oncology team at IU Health works locally within Indiana, nationally with other centers across the United States and internationally to bring highly skilled care to you.

Our nationally renowned cardiac imaging experts’ partner with our cardio-oncologists. They use advanced imaging technology to quickly identify any cardiac issues before, during or after treatment.

Our partnerships with the IU School of Medicine allow us to have the latest research and up to date treatments. As Indiana’s premier academic medical center, we also offer clinical research trial participation in our cardio-oncology clinical trials.

Why IU Health

The cardio-oncology team at IU Health works locally within Indiana, nationally with other centers across the United States and internationally to bring highly skilled care to you.

Our nationally renowned cardiac imaging experts’ partner with our cardio-oncologists. They use advanced imaging technology to quickly identify any cardiac issues before, during or after treatment.

Our partnerships with the IU School of Medicine allow us to have the latest research and up to date treatments. As Indiana’s premier academic medical center, we also offer clinical research trial participation in our cardio-oncology clinical trials.

You will be contacted and provided with a personalized treatment plan that works best for you.

After Your Appointment

You will be contacted and provided with a personalized treatment plan that works best for you.

Learn how the IU Health Cardio-Oncology team helps Erika monitor and manage heart damage from her oral chemotherapy.

Feb 14

Patient holds cardio-oncology doctor close to her heart

Kari Adams is a patient with cancer who's journey is also forcing her to contend with cardiac risk factors.

Patient holds cardio-oncology doctor close to her heart image.

Patient Stories for Cardio-Oncology

Feb 14

Patient holds cardio-oncology doctor close to her heart

Kari Adams is a patient with cancer who's journey is also forcing her to contend with cardiac risk factors.

Patient holds cardio-oncology doctor close to her heart image.