Investigators have identified a genetic biomarker that can help determine congestive heart failure risk in individuals undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer.
Patients with diabetes showed more early warning signs of heart failure following chemotherapy.
The younger the age at diagnosis, the greater the cardiac event risk, study suggests.
Patients undergoing treatment for breast cancer with trastuzumab-containing regimens need to be monitored for heart damage regardless of age.
A study examined the relation between various forms of breast cancer therapies and risk of congestive heart failure.
The amount of calcium in the arteries of the breast, readily visible on digital mammography, is linked to the level of calcium buildup in the coronary arteries.
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