Risk of Cardiovascular Events (CV) in Patients Newly Diagnosed with Neuroendocrine Tumors (NET) Abstract #259

Introduction: NETs are malignant neoplasms capable of systemic hormone production. Oversecretion of hormones can result in many different symptoms, including CV events such as CAD, valvular disease and stroke.
Aim(s): To evaluate the incremental risk of cardiovascular events in the first three years post diagnosis, comparing NET to general non-cancer patients.
Materials and methods: A retrospective matched-control cohort study utilizing claims databases. NET patients (n=1,762) consisted of adults newly diagnosed with one of the following codes: 157.4, 209.xx, 258.01, 259.2 from 2001 to 2007. Non-cancer controls (n=3,524) were matched on age, gender, and other characteristics. CV events were analyzed using logistic regression.
Conference: 8th Annual ENETS Conference (2011)
Category: Clinical
Presenting Author: Dr Chi-Chang Chen

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