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Cancer Risk May Rise After Heart Attack

November 7, 2019
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Here’s some worrisome news for people who manage to survive a heart attack: New research suggests they could be much more susceptible to developing cancer down the road.

People who suffered a heart health scare — a attack , coronary failure or a dangerously erratic cardiac rhythm — had a quite sevenfold increased risk for subsequently developing cancer, compared to those with healthy tickers, researchers said.

“We found that people with certain risk factors for heart condition had an increased risk of cancer and, more intriguingly, we found up that individuals who ended up developing heart condition had a significantly increased risk of future cancer,”

LEAD RESEARCHER DR. EMILY LAU, A CARDIOLOGY FELLOW AT MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL IN BOSTON.

These findings are supported data from the Framingham Heart Study, a famous decades-long scientific research following the guts health of individuals living within the village of Framingham, Mass.

Lau and her colleagues had noticed that a lot of regular patients with heart condition were also fighting cancer.

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