Document calls for heart disease screening after cancer treatment

07/23/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Patients treated for cancer with chest radiation ought to be screened for cardiovascular disease every five to 10 years, according to a consensus document from the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging and the American Society of Echocardiography. Radiation-induced structural and functional changes can be spotted early with nuclear cardiology, echocardiography, cardiac CT and cardiac MR.

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