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Title: Radiotherapy-induced Mitral Incompetence
Authors: Nauwelaers, S.
Mees, Urbain
HENDRIKX, Marc
Issue Date: 2013
Citation: ACTA CHIRURGICA BELGICA, 113 (5), p. 373-374
Abstract: Radiotherapy-induced cardiac disease is a progressive condition with symptoms beginning several years after treatment. The following article reports the case of a 48-year-old woman who had undergone mediastinal radiation therapy for Hodgkin's lymphoma at age of 15 and, more than thirty years later, suffered from congestive heart failure due to fibrotic thickening of the mitral valve. She successfully underwent mitral valve repair with patch augmentation of the anterior leaflet. Long-term cardiac follow-up of patients treated by mediastinal radiation therapy is warranted.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/16066
ISI #: 000326954800012
ISSN: 0001-5458
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2014
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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