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Heart failure patients at raised risk of cancer
Heart failure patients at raised risk of cancer (June 26, 2013 - Insidermedicine) From Minnesota - Heart failure patients are at raised risk of cancer, according to a report published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Researchers studied nearly 600 patients with heart failure, as well as the same number of healthy controls. Researchers reviewed participants health during two time periods--1979-1990 and 1991-2002. Results showed that patients diagnosed with heart failure during the first time period had a 48% increased risk of cancer while those diagnosed during the second time period had 86% increased risk
 
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