Cardiac disease resulting from prior radiation therapy to the chest requires some key variations from typical management. An expert panel has just issued some practical guidance.
As survival from breast cancer and lymphoma rises, late side effects of therapy, such as radiation-induced heart disease (RIHD), have become widespread. Here’s guidance on improving early risk management.
Long-term survival after surgical aortic valve replacement is lower when it’s for aortic stenosis that’s due to prior chest radiotherapy, a new study shows. But it’s too soon to assume TAVR is a panacea.
For the first time, a study has established previous external beam radiation therapy as an independent risk factor for all-cause and cardiovascular mortality after percutaneous coronary intervention.
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