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Cardio-Oncology Program Receives Gold Standard Certification

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<< Back A mere five years after its launch, Hartford HealthCare’s Heart & Vascular Institute Cardio-Oncology Program has received a center of excellence certification from the International Cardio-Oncology Society (IC-OS) at the gold level, the highest award the organization can give. The Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute‘s Cardio-Oncology Program is a team of expert cardiologists working in partnership with oncologists to provide comprehensive cardiovascular care to cancer patients throughout their treatment phases. It officially launched in 2017. The IC-OS Centers of Excellence Certification Gold Award is given to “a program within a healthcare institution which is assembled to supply an exceptionally high concentration of expertise and related resources centered on a particular area of medicine, delivering associated care in a comprehensive, interdisciplinary fashion to afford the best patient outcomes possible.” Cardio-Oncology is a subspecialty that has evolved over the last 15 years as cancer treatments have become more advanced and complicated. Cardiovascular complications from cancer therapy have become a leading cause of morbidity and mortality for cancer survivors. This is due to a combination of direct cardiotoxicity and also the acceleration of new or preexisting cardiovascular disease, especially in the presence of traditional risk factors. The Cardio-Oncology team [...]

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