What is it about?

This work investigated the absolute and relative risk of cardiovascular outcomes in breast cancer survivors. Breast cancer was associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular death, heart failure (HF), and atrial fibrillation when compared to the general population. The incidence for cardiovascular death, HF, and coronary artery disease were 1.73, 4.44, and 4.29 per 1000 person-years, respectively.

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Why is it important?

Our research highlighted that clinicians should carefully assess breast cancer survivors for their cardiovascular risk factor profile and monitor their cardiovascular function. It is the first meta-analysis that included 836 301 and 2 111 882 patients for the assessment of relative and absolute risk of cardiovascular events in breast cancer survivors.

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This page is a summary of: Cardiovascular outcomes in breast cancer survivors: a systematic review and meta-analysis, European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, July 2023, Oxford University Press (OUP),
DOI: 10.1093/eurjpc/zwad243.
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