Broadcasting from the USA: Risk for Heart Failure Higher in Young Adult Cancer Survivors

Young adult (YA) cancer survivors, especially those diagnosed with leukemia or those treated with anthracycline chemotherapy, face an increased risk for heart failure, according to a research letter published online May 16 in JACC: CardioOncology.

Elizabeth Hibler, Ph.D., from Northwestern University in Chicago, and colleagues used electronic health records to examine associations between cancer diagnosis (2000 to 2019) and risk for heart failure among 12,879 YA cancer survivors (18 to 39 years).

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