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Inventi Impact - Cardiovascular Nursing

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  • Inventi:hcvn/17766/15
    RADIATION THERAPY-INDUCED CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE TREATED BY A PERCUTANEOUS APPROACH
    Luigi Fiocca, Micol Coccato, Vasile Sirbu, Angelina Vassileva, Giulio Guagliumi, Giuseppe Musumeci, Amedeo Terzi, Gianluca Canu, Elisa Cerchierini, Diego Cugola, Orazio Valsecchi

    We report the case of a 51-year-oldwoman, treatedwith radiotherapy at the ageof two years, for a pulmonary sarcoma. Subsequently she developed severe aortic stenosis and bilateral ostial coronary artery disease, symptomatic for dyspnea (NYHA III functional class). Due to the prohibitive surgical risk, she underwent successful stenting in the right coronary artery and left main ostia with drug eluting stents and, afterwards, transcatheter aortic valve replacement with transfemoral implantation of a 23mm Edwards SAPIEN XT valve. The percutaneous treatment was successful without complications and the patient is in NYHA II functional class at 2 years’ follow-up, fully carrying out normal daily activities.

    How to Cite this Article
    Luigi Fiocca, Micol Coccato, Vasile Sirbu, et al., “Radiation Therapy-Induced Cardiovascular Disease Treated by a Percutaneous Approach,” Case Reports in Cardiology, vol. 2015, Article ID 851624, 4 pages, 2015. doi:10.1155/2015/851624, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/.
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