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MI, strokes spike during 30 days after cancer diagnosis

Key clinical point: Arterial thromboembolic events are especially common during the 30 days following a cancer diagnosis.

Major finding: The 30-day rate of MI or stroke after cancer diagnosis was 480% higher than in those without cancer.

Study details: A review of prospectively collected data from 4,175 people in the REGARDS study.

Disclosures: REGARDS has received no commercial funding. Dr. Navi reported no disclosures.


Navi BB et al. Stroke. 2019 Feb;50(Suppl_1): Abstract WMP53.