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Real-world use of carfilzomib in relapsed multiple myeloma patients with pre-existing cardiovascular comorbidities

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Published: 25.09.19
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Dr Jo Caers - Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège, Liège, Belgium

Dr Jo Caers speaks to ecancer at the 2019 International Myeloma Workshop meeting in Boston about real-world use of carfilzomib in relapsed myeloma patients, focusing on patients with existing cardiovascular medical histories.

He explains that myeloma patients are more likely to have cardiovascular complications due to both their disease and the treatment options for their disease, which is why this study focused on these patients.

Dr Caers reports that these patients generally responded as well as patients who did not have pre-existing cardiovascular comorbidities. While this patient group experienced more side effects, they were manageable.

However, Dr Caers still stresses the importance of monitoring cardiac health during treatment of these patients.

 

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