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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 23-26

Radiation-induced coronary artery disease in young patients


1 Department of Internal Medicine, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, RIo Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA
2 Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, RIo Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA
3 Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA
4 School of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, RIo Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Angel López-Candales
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, Medical Sciences Building, PO Box 365067, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00936-5067
USA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/HEARTVIEWS.HEARTVIEWS_64_17

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Exposure to radiotherapy has been shown to accelerate myocardial damage or injury to the cardiac vasculature. Accelerated coronary artery disease (CAD) is one of the main manifestations of cardiac disease in patients who undergo mediastinal radiation therapy. We present the cases of three young patients who developed severe CAD secondary to remote mediastinal radiotherapy.


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