Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors Need Long-Term Follow-Up for CVD | Medpage Today

Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) survivors experience increased risks of cardiovascular disease (CVD) for as long as 40 years after initial HL treatment, according to a Dutch study published online in JAMA Internal Medicine on April 27, 2015.

Furthermore, compared with the general population, HL patients run four- to almost seven-fold increased risks of coronary heart disease (CHD) or cardiomyopathy/congestive heart failure (HF) 35 years or more after treatment, resulting in 857 excess CV events per 10,000 person-years. More than half of patients with a CVD will experience multiple CV events over time.

via Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors Need Long-Term Follow-Up for CVD | Medpage Today.

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