- Topic Info:Research shows that the most common cancer treatments can result in damage to the heart or vascular system. Children’s Mercy is now one of only a few pediatric hospitals in the world offering a Cardio-Oncology Program to address cancer treatment-related cardiotoxicity. In one appointment, patients will receive evaluation and expert advice from an oncologist and a cardiologist.
The program provides early detection of patients at risk for cardiotoxicity, early application of cardioprotective agents and ongoing monitoring to minimize damage secondary to cancer treatment.
Aliessa Barnes, MD, Medical Director of Pediatric Cardiac Transplant and Joy Fulbright, Director of Survive and Thrive, discuss how they are helping make sure today’s cancer survivors are not tomorrow’s heart failure patients.