The Department of Cardiology at MD Anderson was founded in 2000 as the first onco-cardiology unit in the world to provide comprehensive cardiac care to patients with cancer. Our cardiologists are experts in caring for the cancer patients who develop cardiovascular complications following cancer therapy or with co-existing cardiac diseases. The vision of the department is to be the model of onco-cardiology and cardio-oncology units throughout the world.
Our faculty and staff are at the forefront of developing new diagnostic methods and innovative therapies for cardiovascular complications of cancer therapies, establishing the standard of care in onco-cardiology.
Patient Care & Services: We seek to provide the best cardiac care for the best cancer center. We provide comprehensive cardiac services including outpatient clinics, inpatient services, echocardiography, electrophysiology, interventional cardiology, cardiac MRI, and nuclear studies.
Research: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in cancer survivors, which in 2016 included 15.5 million Americans. In fact, the risk of CVD in cancer survivors is 8 times higher than in the general population. There is evidence of heart and blood vessel damage in 50% of cancer survivors 5 year after chemotherapy. Our group specializes in Onco-cardiology, a subspecialty within Cardiology focused on the prevention and treatment of CVD in patients with cancer.
Education: Weekly seminars, grand rounds, and international conferences on Cancer and the Heart and SUMO, Ubiqutin, UBL Proteins have brought us worldwide recognition.
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Department of Cardiology
1400 Pressler Street, Unit 1451
Houston, TX 77030
Patient Appointments: 713-792-4015