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Adult survivors of childhood cancer are at high risk of cardiac abnormalities, study finds

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h7026 (Published 05 January 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:h7026
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Adult survivors of childhood cancer are at high risk of cardiovascular disease, research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine has shown. Often the survivors were asymptomatic with cardiac abnormalities occurring at a younger age than usual, and the authors said that research into screening this group of patients was needed.1

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