Cardio-oncology 

Cardiovascular (CV) complications of cancer and its treatment have become increasingly recognised as an important clinical issue, with the potential to cause acute complications during therapy, which may limit the effectiveness of cancer treatment, or cause more long term effects pre-disposing cancer survivors to cardiovascular disease.

The UCLH Cardio-oncology service will provide a centralised high quality, consultant based out-patient clinical service aiming to achieve the following main aims:

  • Identification of patients at high risk of suffering CV complications of cancer treatment
  • Support of clinical oncologists in the planning of care for patients with cancer and CV problems; plus help in managing acute CV complications
  • Monitor patients undergoing potentially high risk therapy for CV involvement, using the most up to date biomarkers and imaging techniques, from echocardiography to cardiac MRI scanning and nuclear medicine techniques
  • To be a repository of clinical experience and advice in the evolving specialist area of cardio-oncology
  • Eventually, to evolve long term surveillance programmes for patients at risk of developing, or who have had, CV complications
  • The service is involved in training of medical and para-medical staff and in clinical research
  • In collaboration with National and International cardio-oncology groups, protocols for high quality clinical service provision will be bench-marked against best practice in cardio-oncology.

Conditions treated

Current provision is limited to adults with cancer, who may be at risk of CV disease by virtue of underlying CV co-morbidities, or those about to undertake intense cancer treatment regimens known to potentially cause CV complications.

Dr John Malcolm Walker

Dr John Malcolm Walker
Consultant

Dr Arjun Ghosh
Consultant

Dr John Malcolm Walker Cardio-oncology, Cardiology outpatients
Dr Arjun Ghosh Cardio-oncology

 Contact details

Cardio-oncology
Cardio-oncology
Hatter Cardiovascular Institue UCLH
67 Chenies Mews
London
WC1E 6HX

Patient enquiries
Telephone: 020 3447 9951

GP enquiries
Telephone: 020 3447 9951
Fax: 020 3447 9039
Email: uclh.Referrals.cardio-oncology@nhs.net

Service manager - Paul Ryves
Email: paul.ryves@nhs.net