Cardiac Events with Gleevec

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Novartis is notifying healthcare professionals about new precautions for Gleevec (imatinib mesylate). Gleevec is used to treat certain patients with chronic myeloid leukemia and gastrointestinal stromal tumors.

A recent article published in Nature Medicine reported on ten patients taking Gleevec who developed severe congestive heart failure and left ventricular dysfunction. Before starting treatment, most of these patients had

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