AHA: Breast cancer therapies, heart disease linked

Breast cancer treatments can raise risk of heart disease American Heart Association warns

Early detection and improved treatments for breast cancer are increasing patients' life spans, but that also means there will be more survivors who are at increased odds of developing CVD.

"This should not deter or scare patients from undergoing breast cancer treatment, but should allow them to make informed decisions with their doctor on the best cancer treatment for them", Mehta continued.

In most cases, however, the absolute risk is fairly low, said Dr. Laxmi Mehta, director of the Women's Cardiovascular Health Program at Ohio State University and lead author of the AHA's statement, which was published in the journal Circulation.

She needed a stent to open her blocked artery, which was likely caused by her cancer treatment. "But we also want patients and their doctors to be aware" that breast cancer drugs can damage the heart.

Just as Tonda Gonce won her fight against breast cancer, she quickly found out there was a whole new battle in front of her. For example, some studies suggested that administration of doxorubicin by slow infusion rather than bolus may minimize damage to the heart. She added that oncologists for years have been closely monitoring patients who are on toxic drugs like Herceptin, which is used to treat patients with HER2-positive breast cancer. More studies will need to be done to confirm whether the results of the smaller studies are seen in larger groups of patients.

"It is less a problem today than 20 years ago, because we started aiming the beam to miss the heart about 20 years ago, but we occasionally see a woman who had lumpectomy and radiation, and the radiation beam caught part of the heart and a coronary artery", Brawley said.

Cardiovascular disease kills more women than breast cancer. That's because the risk of developing a heart problem is lifelong with some of the treatments.

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Knowing a woman's history of breast cancer treatment can be crucial when treating her heart.

That's the key message in the American Heart Association's first scientific statement to address the topic. As much as 80% of attributable risk for CVD can be eliminated by attention to modifiable risk factors, including a healthy diet, abstinence from tobacco, maintenance of a healthy weight, blood pressure control, a favorable lipid profile, diabetes management, and physical activity.

” said Michelle LeBaron of Northern Utah, now 58, who was diagnosed and treated for stage 3B inflammatory breast cancer in 2004. "And that's why Life's Simple 7 is important for all patients with and without breast cancer".

In many ways, the AHA statement is trying to change the mindset of women diagnosed with breast cancer who consider it the biggest threat to their health.

It may be that lives saved from breast cancer are being lost to heart disease.

Co-authors are Karol E. Watson, M.D., Ph.D., Vice-Chair; Ana Barac, M.D., Ph.D.; Theresa M. Beckie, Ph.D.; Vera Bittner, M.D., M.S.P.H.; Salvador Cruz-Flores, M.D., M.P.H.; Susan F. Dent, M.D.; Lavanya Kondapalli, M.D.; Bonnie Ky, M.D.; Tochukwu Okwuosa, D.O.; Ileana L. Piña, M.D., M.P.H., FAHA; and Annabelle S. Volgman, M.D.; on behalf of the American Heart Association Cardiovascular Disease in Women and Special Populations Committee of the Council on Clinical Cardiology; Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing; and Council on Quality of Care and Outcomes Research.


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