ASCO 2022: Focus on Breast Cancer

Afib Associated With Higher In-Hospital Mortality in Women with Breast Cancer
According to data presented at the 2022 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, atrial fibrillation (Afib) is more common in women with breast cancer compared to other women of the same age, and Afib is associated with worse outcomes from breast cancer. “A better understanding of the clinical outcomes in women with breast cancer and Afib can help stratify patients’ risk and inform clinical decision-making,” wrote the authors, led by Mohamed M. Gad, of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio. Specifically, they added, “Stratifying patients based on Afib presence can help inform clinicians ...
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