Guthrie Physician Certified in Unique Cardio-Oncology Specialty
As we observe both American Heart Month and National Cancer Prevention Month, we are pleased to announce that Guthrie Cardiologist Najeeb Rehman has been certified in Cardio-oncology by the International Cardio-oncology Society.
Cardio-oncology is a subspecialty of cardiology that delivers cardiac care to cancer patients and survivors. By combining the expertise of cardiologists and oncologists, the cardio-oncology team works together to look after both a patient’s cancer treatment and heart health at the same time.
“Treatment of cancer can affect your heart,” said Dr. Sudhakar Sattur, Chief of Cardiology, Guthrie. “Cardio-oncology is a new field of interest in cardiology that focuses on the detection, monitoring, and treatment of cardiovascular disease occurring as a side effect of chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and radiotherapy.”
Dr. Rehman is one of fewer than 200 doctors worldwide certified in this sub-specialty.