Published in Cancer Weekly, February 15th, 2005
"Irradiation of the heart begets different complications in which pericardial disease is the most common manifestation," oncologists in France explained. "Thoracic irradiation of lymphoma, Hodgkin disease, lung and breast cancer" can be "complicated by adverse effects to every structure of the heart."
"Potential injury of mediastinal irradiation can include acute and late pericarditis, cardiomyopathy, valvular disease and conduction abnormalities," noted P. Giraud and colleagues at the Curie Institute in Paris. "The pathophysiology of these various syndromes is probably...
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