Division of Cardiovascular Diseases:
The Scripps Cardio-Oncology Program, part of the Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center, exclusively focuses on treating cardiac complications of cancer treatment. All of our cardiologists are board certified advanced heart failure and transplant cardiologists or part of the Women’s Heart Center, with advanced heart failure training. Our goal is to assist patients in completing cancer therapy successfully. To do so, our team offers pre-treatment evaluation for those at risk for cardiac complications. For patients undergoing cancer treatments who may be at risk for developing heart issues, we offer in-treatment surveillance using state-of-the-art imaging modalities including echocardiography and cardiac MRIs. Lastly, as patients complete their treatment we monitor for cardiac complications that can manifest months and sometimes years later. Our cancer survivorship programs are committed to ensuring appropriate cardiac surveillance for those at risk.
We work in close collaboration with our hematology and oncology partners to help get patients through their cancer treatment. We also offer a dedicated cardio-oncology clinic with the ability to do urgent add-on visits or consultations.