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Case report
Radiotherapy and chemotherapy for oncological diseases – unappreciated risk factors for coronary artery disease? Acute coronary syndrome in 3 women after radiotherapy and chemotherapy – case reports

Beata Wożakowska-Kapłon, Rafał Szymczyk, Stanisław Buda, Piotr Biskup
Kardiol Pol 2008;66(4):415-419.

open access

Vol 66, No 4 (2008)
Other
Published online: 2008-04-24
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Chest irradiation and chemotherapy may lead to precocious coronary artery disease due to accelerated atherosclerosis or fibrointimal hyperplasia. Three cases of women (43, 50, and 53 years old) without typical risk factors for cardiac disease admitted to hospital due to acute coronary syndrome are described. Two of them had received chest irradiation and chemotherapy for Hodgkin’s disease in the past and the third had been treated with chemotherapy for breast cancer. They underwent emergency coronary angiography myocardial revascularisation with success (PCI treatment and CABG). Continued longitudinal screening of patients exposed to radiation and chemotherapy is needed to provide the best cardiology care.

Abstract

Chest irradiation and chemotherapy may lead to precocious coronary artery disease due to accelerated atherosclerosis or fibrointimal hyperplasia. Three cases of women (43, 50, and 53 years old) without typical risk factors for cardiac disease admitted to hospital due to acute coronary syndrome are described. Two of them had received chest irradiation and chemotherapy for Hodgkin’s disease in the past and the third had been treated with chemotherapy for breast cancer. They underwent emergency coronary angiography myocardial revascularisation with success (PCI treatment and CABG). Continued longitudinal screening of patients exposed to radiation and chemotherapy is needed to provide the best cardiology care.
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Keywords

radiotherapy; chemotherapy; risk factors; coronary artery disease

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Title

Case report
Radiotherapy and chemotherapy for oncological diseases – unappreciated risk factors for coronary artery disease? Acute coronary syndrome in 3 women after radiotherapy and chemotherapy – case reports

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 66, No 4 (2008)

Pages

415-419

Published online

2008-04-24

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2008;66(4):415-419.

Keywords

radiotherapy
chemotherapy
risk factors
coronary artery disease

Authors

Beata Wożakowska-Kapłon
Rafał Szymczyk
Stanisław Buda
Piotr Biskup

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