Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute Cardio-Oncology Program

The Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute's Cardio-Oncology Program is a team of expert cardiologists working in partnership with oncologists to diagnose and treat heart conditions.

Our team treats patients at any stage of cancer therapy, providing comprehensive, coordinated and personalized care.


What is Cardio-Oncology?

Cardiovascular complications from cancer therapy have become a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. This is due to a combination of direct cardiotoxicity and also the acceleration of new or preexisting cardiovascular disease, especially in the presence of traditional risk factors.

Despite these known associations, cardiovascular disease and risk factors are often underdiagnosed and undertreated in cancer patients. The specialized field of Cardio-Oncology emerged as a result to optimize the cardiovascular health of cancer patients. Our patient-centered approach balances the needs for cancer therapy with a structured approach for reducing cardiac complications.


Who we treat:

  • Patients with risk factors for heart disease who are beginning cancer treatment
  • Cancer patients with preexisting cardiovascular disease
  • Cancer patients who have completed treatment and have risk factors for heart disease
  • Patients who develop cardiac side effects from traditional chemotherapy
  • Patients who develop cardiac side effects from new targeted therapies
  • Patients with prior radiation therapy to the chest or vasculature
  • Patients on hormone therapy such as ovarian suppression or androgen deprivation therapy
  • Patients with cardiac tumors

Patients with these conditions might benefit from treatment from the program

  • Arrhythmias
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Valvular heart disease
  • Pericardial disease

Contact Us

For referrals, call 860.972.1788


Our Team

System Director, Cardio-Oncology Program:
Oligino, Eric Joseph, MD, FACC

Allison Padegimas

 

Cardiovascular Medicine

Consulting Cardiologists, PC
Wallingford, CT 06492
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Cheshire, CT 06408
West Hartford, CT 06110
Aparna Srinivasan

 

Cardiovascular Medicine

Cardiology Associates of Fairfield County, LLC
I-Park
Norwalk, CT 06851
Jason Cuomo

4.9

Cardiovascular Medicine

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Medical Group at The Hospital of Central Connecticut Department of Cardiology
New Britain, CT 06050
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New Britain, CT 06053
Joseph Abreu

4.8

Cardiovascular Medicine

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital
Torrington, CT 06790
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Winsted, CT 06098
Subramanian Krishnan

4.9

Cardiovascular Medicine

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute
Middletown, CT 06457
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Enfield, CT 06082
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Marlborough, CT 06447
Kevin Dougherty

 

Cardiovascular Medicine

Consulting Cardiologists, PC
Hartford, CT 06106
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Farmington, CT 06032
Glastonbury, CT 06033
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Ahmed Elwan

 

Cardiovascular Medicine

Starling Physicians
Wethersfield, CT 06109
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Glastonbury, CT 06033
Farmington, CT 06032
Cromwell, CT 06416
Eric Oligino

4.9

Cardiovascular Medicine

Medical Group Cardiology PC, Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute
Hartford, CT 06106
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Manchester, CT 06040
Farmington, CT 06032
Steven Borer

4.9

Cardiovascular Medicine

Medical Group Cardiology PC, Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute
Hartford, CT 06106
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Manchester, CT 06040
Farmington, CT 06032
Joseph Longhitano

4.9

Cardiovascular Medicine

Medical Group Hartford HealthCare Heart & Vascular Institute
Middletown, CT 06457
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Enfield, CT 06082
Old Saybrook, CT 06475