Some Breast Cancer Patients Develop Drug-Related Heart Failure

June 4, 2014 2:56 PM

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Some Breast Cancer Patients Develop Drug-Related Heart Failure

Even though chemotherapy is an effective treatment for breast cancer, some patients can develop drug-linked heart failure. According to a new study, researchers found that many older patients who develop cardiovascular problems do not get the proper treatments for their conditions.

"The majority of older women who develop heart problems after their breast cancer therapy aren't treated by a cardiologist, and they had lower quality of care," the study's lead author Dr. Jersey Chen, a research scientist and cardiologist at Kaiser Permanente in Rockville, Md., said reported by Phi...

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