Suffering from heart failure may elevate risk of getting cancer

06/26/2013 | Reuters

The risk of developing cancer was 68% higher among people who had a history of heart failure compared with those who did not, according to a study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The link between heart failure and cancer could be explained by the use of certain heart drugs, increased stress and inflammation, a lack of oxygen or more screening tests among heart failure patients, researchers said.

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