Afib linked to breast cancer differently by age, disease duration

January 30, 2019 8:35 AM | Grant Dvorak (Administrator)

January 30, 2019, MedPage Today  

Breast cancer patients showed increased long-term risk of atrial fibrillation (AF), with a short-term risk for younger women as well, a population-based Danish study indicated. Women younger than age 60 were more than twice as likely to have AF during the first six months after cancer diagnosis, and risk was increased by 80 percent from six months to three years, according to Maria D'Souza, MD, of Copenhagen University Hospital Herlev-Gentofte in Hellerup, Denmark, and colleagues. 

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