Trastuzumab raises risk of heart problems in the elderly with history of heart disease or diabetes, study suggests

More ScienceDaily: Diabetes News Aug 10, 2011, 2:58 am

The first study to investigate the effect of the breast cancer drug trastuzumab (Herceptin) on heart and vascular function in elderly patients has found that it increases the risk of heart problems, particularly in women with a history of heart disease, diabetes or both. … Read the Rest

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  • Keywords: Heart Disease; Breast Cancer; Diseases and Conditions; Women’s Health; Cancer; Lung Cancer
  • Description: The first study to investigate the effect of the breast cancer drug trastuzumab (Herceptin) on heart and vascular function in elderly patients has found that it increases the risk of heart problems, particularly in women with a history of heart disease, diabetes or both.