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Contemporary Understandings of Cardiovascular Disease After Cancer Radiotherapy: a Focus on Ischemic Heart Disease.


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Contemporary Understandings of Cardiovascular Disease After Cancer Radiotherapy: a Focus on Ischemic Heart Disease.

Curr Cardiol Rep. 2020 Sep 23;22(11):151

Authors: Kim L, Loccoh EC, Sanchez R, Ruz P, Anaba U, Williams TM, Slivnick J, Vallakati A, Baliga R, Ayan A, Miller ED, Addison D

Abstract
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Radiation-induced cardiovascular disease, including coronary artery disease, is a well-known sequela of radiation therapy and represents a significant source of morbidity and mortality for cancer survivors. This review examines current literature and guidelines to care for this growing population of cancer survivors.
RECENT FINDINGS: The development of radiation-induced ischemic heart disease following radiation can lead even to early cardiotoxicities, inclusive of coronary artery disease, which limit cancer treatment outcomes. These coronary lesions tend to be diffuse, complex, and proximal. Early detection with multimodality imaging and targeted intervention is required to minimize these risks. Early awareness, detection, and management of radiation-induced cardiovascular disease are paramount as cancer survivorship continues to grow.

PMID: 32964267 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

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