Doylestown Hospital’s Renee Sangrigoli, MD, FACC, is a featured Heart Health Champion and leader in the fight for women’s heart health in Philadelphia Magazine’s February issue, “Go Red for Women.” She discusses the emerging field of cardio-oncology and her role in launching the cutting-edge program at Doylestown Hospital.
The cardio-oncology program brings together cardiologists, oncologists, breast surgeons, radiation oncologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners with survivorship specialties, administrators, case managers, and pharmacists to develop protocols for referring patients to cardiology practices. The goal of the program is to minimize the toll of cancer treatment on the heart, and improve quality of life and survivorship.
While lifesaving treatments have increased cancer survivorship, they can cause cardiotoxicity. Dr. Sangrigoli answers questions about the new subspecialty that focuses on monitoring and treating heart disease in cancer patients, patients she has worked with, and talked about the future of heart health.