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1236 Letters to answer many of the questions about the fascinating spectrum of radiation-induced cardiac disease because it may represent an iatrogenic model of precocious cardiac aging. June 1996 American Heart Journal Mark M. Applefeld, MD Division of Cardiology Mercy Medical Center 301 Saint Paul Pl. Baltimore, MD 21202-2165 REFERENCES 1. BenoffLJ, Schweitzer P. Radiation therapy induced cardiac injury. Am Heart J 1995;129:'1193-96. 2. Bush CA, Stang JM, WooleyCF, Kihman JW. Occult constrictive pericardial disease: diagnosis by rapid volume expansion and correction by pericardiectomy. Circulation 1977;56:924-30. 3. Seifert FC, Miller DC, Oesterle SN, Oyer PE, Stinson ER, Shumway NE. Surgical treatment of constrictive pericarditis: analysis ofoutcome and diagnostic error. Circulation 1985;72(suppl II):264-73. 4. Applefeld MM, Slawson RG, Spicer KM, Singleton RT, Westley M, Wiernik PH. Long-term cardiovascular evaluation of patients with Hodgkin's disease treated by thoracic mantle radiation therapy. Cancer Treat Rep 1982;66:1003-13. 5. Applefeld MM, Wiernik PH. Cardiac disease after radiation for Hodgkin's disease: analysis of 48 patients. Am J Cardiol 1983;51:167981. 4/8/71394 To the Editor: Benoff and Schweitzer1 summarized our current knowledge on RICD in patients with Hodgkin's disease in a review t h a t contained all pertinent data on traditional treatment techniques. Recently Glanzmann http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Heart Journal Elsevier

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