Cardiovascular Events

Age of Cancer Diagnosis Key in Determining Future Cardiac Risk

Age of Cancer Diagnosis Key in Determining Future Cardiac Risk

The younger the age at diagnosis, the greater the cardiac event risk, study suggests.

Drug Prevents Heart Damage in Pediatric Patients Receiving Chemotherapy

Drug Prevents Heart Damage in Pediatric Patients Receiving Chemotherapy

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Dexrazoxane has cardioprotective properties that can prevent long-term cardiotoxicity in pediatric patients receiving chemotherapy, according to a review of the medical literature on cardiotoxic effects of anthracycline treatment.

Cancer Risk Higher in Patients With Heart Failure After a First Heart Attack

Cancer Risk Higher in Patients With Heart Failure After a First Heart Attack

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The risk of developing cancer increases in people who experience heart failure after their first heart attack compared with people who experience no heart failure after their first heart attack.

Long-Acting Opioids May Increase All-Cause Mortality Risk

Long-Acting Opioids May Increase All-Cause Mortality Risk

Much of the risk related to long-acting opioids is tied to cardiovascular complications, not overdoses.

Exercise Cuts Cardiac Events in Non-Metastatic Breast Cancer

Exercise Cuts Cardiac Events in Non-Metastatic Breast Cancer

The incidence of cardiovascular events was down for patients with non-metastatic breast cancer that exercise.

Risk for Fatal Cardiovascular Events Not Increased in Patients With Breast Cancer Taking Aromatase Inhibitors

Risk for Fatal Cardiovascular Events Not Increased in Patients With Breast Cancer Taking Aromatase Inhibitors

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Risk of the most serious cardiovascular events, cardiac ischemia and stroke, were not increased in breast cancer patients taking aromatase inhibitors compared with tamoxifen users.

AI-only Users vs Tamoxifen Users Have Similar CVD Risk

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The risk of the most serious cardiovascular events, including cardiac ischemia and stroke, was not higher for breast cancer survivors who received an aromatase inhibitor (AI) compared with tamoxifen users.

It Is Never Too Late for Breast Cancer Survivors to Stop Smoking

It Is Never Too Late for Breast Cancer Survivors to Stop Smoking

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Smokers have good reason to quit the habit both before and after a breast cancer diagnosis.

Risk of Metabolic Syndrome Increased in Survivors of Childhood Cancer

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Early cardiovascular events are a risk for survivors of childhood cancer, according to researchers who also advocate for a unified definition of pediatric metabolic syndrome.

Cardiovascular Disease Risk Higher Among Adult-onset Cancer Survivors

Cardiovascular Disease Risk Higher Among Adult-onset Cancer Survivors

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Risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in survivors of adult-onset cancer varies according to cancer type.

Expert Consensus Statement Guides Management of Cardiovascular Treatments for Patients With Cancer

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The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions released an expert consensus statement providing guidance for managing the treatment of patients facing concomitant cardiovascular disease and cancer.

Vasculature-related Effects After Anthrocycline-containing Chemotherapy Not Long-term

Vasculature-related Effects After Anthrocycline-containing Chemotherapy Not Long-term

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Cardiovascular effects after treatment with anthracycline-containing chemotherapy (Anth-C) appear to be isolated to the heart.

Intensive Blood Pressure Control Improves Outcomes in Major Cardiovascular Events But Has Risks

Intensive Blood Pressure Control Improves Outcomes in Major Cardiovascular Events But Has Risks

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Rates of some adverse events are significantly higher for these patients.

Marital Status Linked to Better Postoperative Functional Recovery

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Among more than 1500 adults who underwent cardiac surgery, those who were divorced, separated, or widowed were more likely to have died or develop a new functional disability after the surgery compared with the married participants.

DNR Orders Often Do Not Align With Poor Prognosis

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Although do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders after in-hospital cardiac arrest were generally aligned with patients' likelihood of favorable neurological survival, almost two-thirds of patients with the worst prognosis did not have DNR orders, according to a new study.

One-third of people believe alcohol to be heart-healthy

One-third of people believe alcohol to be heart-healthy

About one-third of people believe alcohol is heart-healthy.

Myocardial infarction, stroke risk similar for metformin combo with insulin, sulfonylureas

Myocardial infarction, stroke risk similar for metformin combo with insulin, sulfonylureas

Risk of heart attack or stroke is similar for treatment with sulfonylureas or insulin, plus metformin, among patients with type 2 diabetes.

About 70 percent of Americans with history of heart disease, stroke take aspirin

About 70 percent of Americans with history of heart disease, stroke take aspirin

About 70% of Americans who have heart disease or a stroke regularly take low-dose aspirin.

Cardio-oncology services may improve patient care if more widely available

Cardio-oncology services may improve patient care if more widely available

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A nationwide survey indicates that many hospital training programs have no formal training or services in cardio-oncology, and barriers exist to establishing these programs.

Cardio-oncology services may improve care for cardiovascular complications

Cardio-oncology services may improve care for cardiovascular complications

Many hospital training programs do not conduct formal training or services in cardio-oncology despite the impact of cancer therapy.

Granisetron plus dexamethasone may increase arrhythmia risk

Granisetron plus dexamethasone may increase arrhythmia risk

Granisetron plus dexamethasone may increase a patient's risk for developing an arrhythmia.

Metabolic syndrome prevalence is high in the U.S.

Metabolic syndrome prevalence is high in the U.S.

Researchers have found a high prevalence of metabolic syndrome in the US population.

Hodgkin lymphoma survivors have higher risk for cardiovascular diseases

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Survivors of Hodgkin lymphoma seem to be at greater risk for cardiovascular events, according to recent research.

High-protein diet may increase risk of weight gain, death for those at risk for heart disease

High-protein diet may increase risk of weight gain, death for those at risk for heart disease

A high-protein diet may increase the risk of weight gain and early death for those at risk for heart disease.

Hodgkin's lymphoma survivors may have increased risk for cardiovascular disease

Hodgkin's lymphoma survivors may have increased risk for cardiovascular disease

Survivors of Hodgkin's lymphoma may be at a higher risk for cardiovascular diseases.

Half of older U.S. adults take aspirin as preventive medicine

Half of older U.S. adults take aspirin as preventive medicine

52% of those ages 45 to 75 years use aspirin, and another 21% had used it at some point in the past.

Joint statement offers new recommendations for treating cardiovascular conditions

Joint statement offers new recommendations for treating cardiovascular conditions

New statement addresses treatment goals for patients with high blood pressure who also have vascular diseases.

Dramatic rise in high blood pressure contributes to many U.S. deaths

Dramatic rise in high blood pressure contributes to many U.S. deaths

Deaths related to high blood pressure have sharply risen over the last 13 years.

Air pollution associated with increased risk of stroke, anxiety

Air pollution associated with increased risk of stroke, anxiety

Air pollution is linked to a higher risk of stroke and anxiety.

Fried food consumption associated with increased risk for heart failure

Fried food consumption associated with increased risk for heart failure

Fried foods are associated with an increased risk for heart failure.

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