Korea: Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer Tied to Lower Risk for Cardiovascular Events

Patients with gastric cancer who undergo gastrectomy have a lower risk for cardiovascular events than the general population, according to a study published online March 28 in the International Journal of Surgery.

Yeongkeun Kwon, M.D., Ph.D., from the Korea University College of Medicine in Seoul, and colleagues used data from patients with gastric cancer undergoing gastrectomy (37,698 participants), patients with gastric cancer undergoing endoscopic resection (2,773 participants), and a matched control population (161,887 participants) to investigate differences in the incidence of cardiovascular events.

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