Better treatment with chemotherapy and radiation therapy has reduced cancer deaths significantly. But for some patients, cancer treatment can cause lasting damage to the heart by aggravating existing heart problems or creating new ones. The University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center has created the state’s first Cardio-Oncology Clinic with heart specialists focused on minimizing and preventing heart damage caused by chemotherapy and radiation. Cardiovascular issues that can arise from cancer treatment include heart failure, heart attacks, high or low blood pressure and arrhythmias.
Cardiology-Oncology Clinic at U-M Frankel Cardiovascular Center