Specialized Heart Care for Cancer Patients and Survivors
Expertise and collaboration are vital in treating patients who have both heart disease and cancer. Cardiovascular diseases – whether preexisting conditions or those that develop during cancer treatment – can significantly affect a patient’s health and even lead to death.
UT Southwestern’s cardio-oncology team provides experienced, integrated care that’s informed by the latest research. We collaborate frequently with specialists from other disciplines. Cardiologists, oncologists, hematologists, surgeons, and specially trained advanced practice providers work together to provide high-quality, coordinated care. Our multidisciplinary approach puts our patients first and helps improve patients’ overall outcomes.
For convenience, patients can schedule one appointment, using one phone number, to see their cardiologist and oncologist as well as have blood work and cardiac tests completed. Patients can also book virtual appointments, an important safety measure for people who are at high risk for infection.
We also offer rehabilitation – a critical component of recovery that can prevent future heart disease – through our Oncology Rehabilitation Program.