Surgery for Patients with Radiation-Induced Constrictive Pericarditis

  • Shixiong Wei Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, PLA General Hospital, Institute of Cardiac Surgery, Beijing, China
  • Lin Zhang Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, PLA General Hospital, Institute of Cardiac Surgery, Beijing, China
  • Huimin Cui Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, PLA General Hospital, Institute of Cardiac Surgery, Beijing, China
  • Lianggang Li Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, PLA General Hospital, Institute of Cardiac Surgery, Beijing, China
  • Tong Ren Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, PLA General Hospital, Institute of Cardiac Surgery, Beijing, China
  • Shengli Jiang Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, PLA General Hospital, Institute of Cardiac Surgery, Beijing, China
Keywords: Constrictive pericarditis; Pericardiectomy; Radiotherapy

Abstract

Radiation-induced heart disease (RIHD) is a major side effect of chest radiation therapy (RT). Most changes of pericardium will occur within a few weeks after receiving chest RT, while most of them will take decades or more to become constrictive pericarditis. Pericardiectomy is an effective treatment method. Here, we report 2 cases of radiation pericarditis after chest RT at our center.

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Published
2019-12-03
How to Cite
Wei, S., Zhang, L., Cui, H., Li, L., Ren, T., & Jiang, S. (2019). Surgery for Patients with Radiation-Induced Constrictive Pericarditis. The Heart Surgery Forum, 22(6), E466-E469. https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.2501
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