WHAT IS CARDIO-ONCOLOGY?
Protecting Your Heart While You Fight Cancer
Cardio-Oncology is the care of heart problems in cancer patients. These problems may arise as a result of common cancer treatments e.g. anthracyclines (doxorubicin, daunorubicin), Herceptin (trastuzumab) and others (5FU, Velcade, Ibrutinib etc.) and radiotherapy.
Dr Ghosh is an expert in assessing patients from a cardiac perspective prior to the initiation of therapy and monitoring patients while they complete cancer treatment.
Using new techniques [advanced ultrasound scans of the heart (4D echocardiography), cardiac MRI and blood tests], Dr Ghosh aims to detect cardiac issues at an early stage of cancer treatment to enable the early initiation of heart tretaments.
CARDIAC IMAGING (CARDIAC MRI AND ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY)
Getting An Accurate Picture of Your Heart
Dr Ghosh is an expert in cardiac imaging. Using cardiac MRI and echocardiography he can diagnose coronary artery disease, heart valve disease, previous heart attacks, heart muscle disease (cardiomyopathies). These tests can also help determine the potential risk of a future cardiac event.
GENERAL CARDIOLOGY SERVICES
Helping You Get Heart Healthy
Dr Ghosh is fully trained in all aspects of general cardiology and sees patients with high blood pressure (hypertension), high cholesterol, chest pain, angina, palpitations, arrhythmias, shortness of breath, heart failure, valve disease, cardiomyopathies.