Doença cardíaca induzida por radioterapia mediastínica na doença de Hodgkin: a propósito de um caso clínico.

Translated title of the contribution: Heart disease induced by mediastinal radiotherapy in Hodgkin's disease: report of a clinical case

S. Longo, N. Cardim, C. Mendonça, N. Lousada, T. Ferreira, T. Pereira, M. Correia

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Abstract

As the number of adults surviving radiation therapy for Hodgkin's disease increases, the long-term clinical sequelae of such treatment is becoming increasingly more evident. Mediastinal radiation has been linked to acute and chronic pericarditis (with or without pleural effusion), coronary artery disease, myocardial fibrosis, valvular dysfunction and arrhythmias. The AA describe a case of a young patient with evidence of significant valvular disease following mediastinal irradiation, and review the radiation-induced cardiotoxicity, discussing aspects concerned with pathophysiology, diagnosis and therapy.

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