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American Heart Association examines the challenges of cardiovascular disease and breast cancer

https://www.facingourrisk.org/XRAYS/heart-disease-and-breast-cancer
Full article: http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/137/8/e30.long

Current breast cancer treatments can negatively affect cardiovascular health.  Recently, the American Heart Association released its first scientific statement on cardiovascular disease and breast cancer.  This statement includes a comprehensive overview of the prevalence of both diseases, shared risk factors, cardiotoxic effects of therapy and the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease in breast cancer patients. (5/2/18)

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