The effect of radiotherapy on the function of cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs)
Kohári Mária1, Kószó Renáta2, Hideghéty Katalin2, Vámos Máté1,Sághy László1
1Szegedi Tudományegyetem Általános Orvostudományi Kar, 1II. sz. Belgyógyászati Klinika és Kardiológia Központ,
2Onkoterápiás Klinika, Szeged
In the last decades, the number of pacemaker, defibrillator and resynchronization device implantations has been continuously increasing, just like the incidence of malignancies. Thus, more and more patients living with cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) are receiving radiation therapy as part of cancer treatment. Considering that transient or permanent device dysfunction may occur during radiotherapy, careful radiation treatment planning and device follow-up has an important role throughout the oncologic treatment. The current review provides a summary of the available evidences and international recommendations, which should be considered in patients undergoing radiotherapy.