Cardiovascular Complications of Cranial and Neck Radiation

@article{Mahmood2016CardiovascularCO,
  title={Cardiovascular Complications of Cranial and Neck Radiation},
  author={Syed S Mahmood and Anju Nohria},
  journal={Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={18},
  pages={1-10}
}
Opinion statementCancer survivors who receive head and neck radiation are at increased risk for cerebrovascular events. This is mediated via damage to the hypothalamus-pituitary axis leading to the metabolic syndrome and extracranial arterial injury leading to carotid artery stenosis. Head and neck radiation can also lead to intracranial injury that can present as moyamoya, especially in children. Survivors require lifelong periodic follow-up for the development of pan-hypopituitarism or its… 
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