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    Living With Cancer: Chemotherapy and Heart Disease

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Chemotherapy side effects: A cause of heart disease?

Chemotherapy side effects may increase the risk of heart disease, including weakening of the heart muscle (cardiomyopathy) and rhythm disturbances (arrhythmias).

This bone marrow disorder disrupts how your body makes blood cells. Learn which treatments your doctor may suggest, and find helpful ways to cope.

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center research: Three sites, one comprehensive cancer center
The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center with a multisite presence. Learn more.