Radiation-induced peripheral artery disease.

  title={Radiation-induced peripheral artery disease.},
  author={Javier A Jurado and Riyaz Bashir and Mark W. Burket},
  journal={Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions},
  volume={72 4},
Radiation therapy is a cause of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. This is due to the significant degree of atherosclerosis seen in the vessels in the vicinity of the area being irradiated. Radiation-induced peripheral arterial disease is increasingly being recognized as large populations of cancer patients survive longer, yet it is a problem that is often under reported. Although it has most commonly been associated with carotid artery disease, all vascular beds are prone to this form of… CONTINUE READING


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