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Impact of Radiation Dose on a Pacemaker or Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Based on the Study of Hurkmans et al

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Hematology Oncology
Cardiology

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ICD-10:

Description:

Delivery of radiation therapy to a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) may or may not affect the device's function. Hurkmans et al studied the impact of radiation therapy and made recommendations for managing an affected patient. The authors are from Catharina Hospital Eindhoven and the Dutch Society of Radiotherapy and Oncology.

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