Gleevec Causes Heart Failure ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Gleevec Causes Heart Failure

An article in Nature Medicine has revealed that cancer drug Gleevec can cause severe congestive heart failure and left ventricular dysfunction after a study carried out on ten Gleevec users. Pharmaceutical company Novartis has changed the Precautions Section of the Gleevec label to include a statement that there have been reports of Gleevec patients developing the heart failure and left ventricular dysfunction.

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