Cancer Drug Raises Risk of Cardiovascular Toxicity

| January 1, 2018

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A drug approved by the FDA in 2012 to treat a type of cancer called multiple myeloma has dangerous side effects that involve the heart. The drug is called carfilzomib, and it is a proteasome inhibitor now linked to an increased risk of dangerous heart events. High blood pressure, heart failure, heart attack, stroke, and arrhythmias are all examples of adverse cardiac events (ACEs), which, from a new Abramson Cancer Center study at the University of Pennsylvania, are now associated with multiple myeloma (MM) patients prescribed carfilzomib.

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