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Radhika Gangaraju, MD, and Smita Bhatia, MD, MPH, on Coronary Heart Disease Risk in Blood or Marrow Transplant Survivors

2020 ASH Annual Meeting & Exposition

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Smita Bhatia, MD, MPH, and Radhika Gangaraju, MD, both of the Institute for Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship, University of Alabama at Birmingham, discuss findings that showed survivors of bone marrow transplants are at a 7- to 12-fold higher risk of coronary heart disease than a sibling comparison group. They recommend aggressive management of cardiovascular risk factors to prevent morbidity from heart disease in this patient population (Abstract 73).



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