Management of radiation oncology patients with a pacemaker or ICD: A new comprehensive practical guideline in The Netherlands

@inproceedings{Hurkmans2012ManagementOR,
  title={Management of radiation oncology patients with a pacemaker or ICD: A new comprehensive practical guideline in The Netherlands},
  author={Coen Wilhelm Hurkmans and Joost L Knegjens and Bing S. Oei and A. J. T. Maas and G J Uiterwaal and Arnoud J van der Borden and Marleen M. J. Ploegmakers and Lieselot van Erven},
  booktitle={Radiation oncology},
  year={2012}
}
Current clinical guidelines for the management of radiotherapy patients having either a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator (both CIEDs: Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices) do not cover modern radiotherapy techniques and do not take the patient's perspective into account. Available data on the frequency and cause of CIED failure during radiation therapy are limited and do not converge. The Dutch Society of Radiotherapy and Oncology (NVRO) initiated a multidisciplinary task… CONTINUE READING
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