Did you know that cancer survivors are at an increased risk for heart attacks? Mayo Clinic researchers recently analyzed data on more than 2,300 patients who suffered a ST-elevation myocardial infarction, which is the most severe type of heart attack. Findings showed that one in 10 had a history of cancer. While the study found that cancer survivors had a higher rate of heart attack, not all of the attacks were fatal. Instead, they were three times more likely to die from non-heart-related causes. Doctors say that this study supports the importance of collaboration between cardiologists and oncologists to improve patient outcomes.