Cardiotoxicity: Heart Conditions and Cancer | MedStar Health

Cardiotoxicity: Cancer Treatment and the Heart

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Comprehensive care for heart conditions caused by cancer therapy

Cardiotoxicity occurs when certain cancer drugs weaken the heart or cause abnormal rhythms. Our cardio-oncology team focuses solely on providing people with cancer specialized care. Together, we can prevent, limit, and reverse heart damage.

Cancer and heart experts in our Cardio-Oncology Program work together to develop safe, effective therapies for people during and after cancer treatment.


Your cardio-oncology team will use advanced imaging tests to diagnose heart damage from cancer treatments such as chemotherapy.


Our goal is to protect your heart without disrupting your cancer treatment. Heart and cancer experts will recommend an individualized plan.

Read our Cardiovascular Performance & Outcomes Booklet


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