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The Augusta University Cardio-Oncology Program focuses on the cardiovascular health of patients with cancer.

Georgia Cancer Center
1411 Laney Walker Blvd
Augusta Georgia 30912
706-721-0284 (appointments and referrals)

Patients receiving certain chemotherapy medications and radiation may be at higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease. The Augusta University Cardio-Oncology Program makes sure your cancer treatments can continue while carefully protecting the health of your heart.

Patients receiving certain chemotherapy medications and radiation may be at higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease. The Augusta University Cardio-Oncology Program makes sure your cancer treatments can continue while carefully protecting the health of your heart.

Why Choose Us

Our Cardio-Oncology Program is one of only four such programs in the entire United States. It was developed following guidelines based on the latest data and recommendations from the U.S. Multi-Society Task Force. Patients can expect:

  • Expertise: We have a board-certified cardio-oncologist who is a leader in the field an the only designated Fellow of the International Cardio-Oncology Society (FICOS) in Georgia. 
  • Collaboration: Specially trained cardiologists work with oncologists and hematologists to preserve the heart health of patients who are receiving cancer treatment. 
  • Convenient appointments: Our cardio-oncologists see patients at the Georgia Cancer Center. This allows you to receive all your care in one location - you no longer need to make an extra trip to the cardiovascular clinic.
  • Advanced imaging for early intervention:  Georgia Cancer Center uses electrocardiogram techniques and advanced cardiac imaging to monitor heart function throughout your cancer treatment. This equipment can detect heart muscle strain at a very early stage, allowing us to get involved as soon as there's an issue. 
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AU Health cardio-oncologists are funded by the American Heart Association’s Strategically Focused Research Network regarding Disparities in Cardio-Oncology

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Taking steps to care for your heart during cancer treatment is important for preventing future risk of heart disease. Our program is in place to detect, monitor, and prevent any damage from occurring while you are undergoing treatment. We also care for patients with pre-existing heart problem who are going through cancer treatment.

Cardio-oncology at AU Health includes:

  • A heart risk assessment prior to cancer treatments.
  • Caring for cancer patients with existing cardiovascular disease.
  • Monitoring and treatment for heart complications found during cancer treatment.
  • Assessment of long-term cardiac risk in cancer survivors.
  • Research on heart treatments for cancer patients.

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A = Awareness of heart disease and use of Aspirin therapy.

B = Biomarkers such as troponin, Blood pressure management.

C = Cigarette smoking cessation, Cholesterol management, Calcium score CT scan.

D = Diabetes management, anti-cancer medication Dose management and tracking, Diet.

E = Exercise, and (if needed) Electrocardiogram, and Echocardiogram.

Our Providers

Augusta University Medical Center specialists provide care and support throughout your entire healthcare journey.

Rhodes, Marc, NP

Nurse Practitioner

Kapoor, Deepak, MD

Interventional Cardiology

Meeks, Emily, DNP, FNP

Nurse Practitioner

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