1. Survivors of childhood cancer are at great risk of heart problems in adulthood

    Survivors of childhood cancer are at great risk of heart problems in adulthood

    ( European Society of Cardiology ) A study of nearly 1,000 survivors of childhood cancer has found that they are at increased risk of suffering prematurely from cardiovascular disease in adulthood. Childhood cancer survivors had a nearly two-fold increased risk of cardiovascular diseases such as congestive heart failure and venous thromboembolism, and were at increased risk of having high blood pressure and dyslipidaemia. The study is published in the European Heart Journal.

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    1. In particular, the premature onset of high blood pressure and blood lipid disorders may play an important role in the development of severe cardiovascular conditions, such as heart disease and stroke in the long term.
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