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Common QTc intervals calculation can lead to inaccurate chemotherapy decision

Deepa Koli   |   Clinical Summary   |   31 October 2022
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A commonly used formula that overestimates the risk for a cardiac adverse event can lead to inappropriate chemotherapy decisions, according to a study published in  JAMA Oncology .

Many cancer drugs carry a risk for QT interval prolongation, which predisposes patients to fatal heart arrhythmias. Because of this risk, patients with cancer often undergo...

          

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