Silent ischemic cardiomyopathy and left coronary ostial stenosis secondary to radiation therapy

Herbert Aronow, Michael Kim, Melvyn Rubenfire

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A 55-year-old woman presented with profound congestive heart failure 23 years following mediastinal radiation. Ejection fraction (EF) was 35%. Symptoms markedly improved and EF increased to >55% following saphenous vein bypass for ≤80% ostial left main stenosis. Radiation therapy, a known risk factor for coronary atherosclerosis, may present with reversible severe silent ischemia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)260-262
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Cardiology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1996
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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