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Ana Barac, MD, Director, Cardio-Oncology Program, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute

Ana Barac, MD, PhD, FACC, is the founder and director of the Cardio-Oncology Program at MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. She also serves as medical director of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program.

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HER2-Targeted Breast Therapy: Safe Even with Mild Heart Function Decline

by Ana Barac, MD, Director, Cardio-Oncology Program, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
July 25, 2019

Breast cancer treatment has come such a long way in recent years that life expectancy continues to improve, and we…

How we lower heart risks of HER2-targeted breast cancer therapy

by Ana Barac, MD, Director, Cardio-Oncology Program, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
May 21, 2018

Imagine the triumph of surviving breast cancer. Every test and procedure, every round of therapy was worth it to save…

What Cancer Survivors Need to Know about Long-Term Heart Health

by Ana Barac, MD, Director, Cardio-Oncology Program, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
April 20, 2018

Cancer doctors used to think of cancer treatment in terms of extending patients’ lives by a few more months or…

Who’s at risk for heart problems during cancer treatment?

by Ana Barac, MD, Director, Cardio-Oncology Program, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
March 15, 2018

Every patient who’s being treated for cancer should talk to their oncologist about the risk of heart-related complications. We’ve learned…