Amrita Cardio-Oncology Clinic
The Amrita Cardio-Oncology Clinic at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, is the first initiative of its kind in India, aiming to deliver contemporary evaluation and treatment strategies to promote cardiovascular health in cancer patients. The cardio-oncology services at Amrita bring together cardiologists, oncologists, clinical as well as translational researchers in understanding the treatment requirements of each patient with cancer and provide a comprehensive management plan. The cardio-oncology service is headed by Dr. Navin Mathew MD DM (Cardiology) and Dr. Hisham Ahamed MD DM (Cardiology).
Our Cardio-Oncology Clinic provides treatment plans for a whole range of clinical problems faced by cancer patients. They include:
- Patients who may develop cardiovascular side effects from common chemotherapy regimens including anthracyclines, radiation therapy and novel targeted chemotherapy regimens.
- Patients with established cardiovascular disease who get diagnosed with cancer face a significant risk of worsening of their cardiovascular health. The cardio-oncology team at Amrita works closely with the primary oncology team at every step of the way, to assure a safe treatment outcome for each cancer patient with heart disease.
- At the Amrita Cardio-Oncology Clinic, we believe that every cancer patient should not only survive their illness, but they should do so with a healthy cardiovascular status. “Survivorship” with healthy cardiovascular outcomes is our motto.
National Cardio-Oncology Summit 2017
On July 30, 2017, the Department of Adult Cardiology and Oncology at Amrita organized the very first Cardio-Oncology Summit, The National Cardio-Oncology Summit at the Ramada Hotel Kochi, under the aegis of the Canadian Cardio-Oncology Network and the International Cardio-Oncology Society. Dr. Susan Dent (Ottawa), who was the then President of the International Cardio-Oncology Society was the presiding faculty during the summit and the inauguration of the National Cardio-Oncology Society.