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VIDEO: AIs associated with endothelial dysfunction, a predictor of CVD


 

AT SABCS 2016

– Aromatase inhibitors (AIs) appear to be associated with declines in vascular endothelial function, which in turn have been associated with the development of cardiovascular disease, suggests a small study presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

In this video interview, Anne Blaes, MD, from the Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, talks about the study, which compared endothelial function between postmenopausal women with hormone receptor–positive breast cancers treated with AIs and healthy postmenopausal controls.

Those treated with AIs, independent of the duration of therapy, had significantly worse endothelial function than healthy postmenopausal controls, as measured by the EndoPAT ratio.

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