Radiation-induced heart disease after treatment for esophageal cancer

Keiichi Jingu, Rei Umezawa, Katsuya Fukui

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Recently, the development of radiotherapy technology and to radiation-induced heart disease in patients with esophageal cancer. Investigations using chemotherapy has improved treatment results for esophageal cancer, and attention has been paidSEER for esophageal cancer showed that the hazard ratio of heart-related death was 1.62–1.96. Herein we review published literature regarding the mechanism of and countermeasures for radiation-induced heart disease and discuss the potential of concurrent chemotherapy, molecular-targeted agents and lifestyle for exacerbating radiation-induced heart disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-220
Number of pages6
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jul 1


  • Molecular-targeted agent
  • Radiation-induced arrhythmia
  • Radiation-induced heart disease
  • Radiation-induced myocardial disease


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