Cardiovascular risks are higher among pediatric cancer survivors

09/8/2013 | DailyRx.com

Data from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study involving more than 10,700 five-year childhood cancer survivors and 3,159 siblings showed that the odds of suffering coronary artery disease by age 45 were higher among those who had cancer as children. Survivors were also more likely to experience heart failure, valvular heart disease and arrhythmia in adulthood than the siblings, researchers reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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