Pathophysiological effects of radiation on atherosclerosis development and progression, and the incidence of cardiovascular complications.

@article{Basavaraju2002PathophysiologicalEO,
  title={Pathophysiological effects of radiation on atherosclerosis development and progression, and the incidence of cardiovascular complications.},
  author={Sekhara Rao Basavaraju and Clay E. Easterly},
  journal={Medical physics},
  year={2002},
  volume={29 10},
  pages={2391-403}
}
Radiation therapy while important in the management of several diseases, is implicated in the causation of atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular complications. Cancer and atherosclerosis go through the same stages of initiation, promotion, and complication, beginning with a mutation in a single cell. Clinical observations before the 1960s lead to the… CONTINUE READING