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New Imaging Test Monitors Heart Health in Cancer Patients

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As we make progress in the fight against cancer, the number of cancer survivors continues to climb. While this is a reason to celebrate, it also brings about new challenges, as cancer survivors are at an increased risk for developing cardiovascular health issues from the chemotherapy and radiation treatment.
To combat this, UConn Health is using a new imaging test called echocardiography strain imaging to track a patient’s heart health before, during, and after cancer treatment.

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Dr. Marja Hurley with medical student Nurudeen "Lucky" Osumah

During NBC Connecticut’s Wednesday 5 p.m. and Thursday 6 a.m. newscasts, tune-in to watch UConn Health’s “Power of Possible” in action. Each week our top experts are sharing their latest innovative clinical care breakthroughs and translational research explorations that are advancing medicine and patient care.

Watch NBC CT’s inspiring segment about how the longstanding Health Career Opportunity Programs (HCOP) at UConn Health, founded by Dr. Marja Hurley, has been helping Connecticut’s youth pursue their dreams of future careers in medicine and science.

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