Taking Care of Patients' Hearts During Cancer Treatment: Collaborative Oncology and CV Care

For many oncology patients, comorbid cardiovascular disease and newly developed cardiac conditions add complexity to their cancer treatment. Among all the practices Archway Health works within Medicare's Oncology Care Model, heart failure is one of the leading causes of inpatient admissions – second only to sepsis – for patients undergoing chemotherapy. Admissions for arrhythmia occur frequently as well. Addressing the cardiovascular health of the oncology patient population equates to better, more thorough care management of the population, and can help avoid costly and potentially preventable cardiovascular-related admissions for patients already navigating the challenges of an oncology diagnosis. Read more. Follow Cardiology on Twitter using #CardiologyMag and get the full issue here.