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Revista Colombiana de Cardiología

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LEZCANO GORT, Luis E. et al. Supradiaphragmatic radiotherapy and complete atrioventricular block. Rev. Colomb. Cardiol. [online]. 2016, vol.23, n.2, pp.152.e1-152.e3. ISSN 0120-5633.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rccar.2015.07.014.

The use of radiotherapy has contributed to improving the survival in patients with diverse malignancies related to the thoracic region. Nevertheless, cardiac radiation in sufficiently high dose can damage virtually any of its components, including the conduction system. We describe the case of a patient who developed a complete atrioventricular block more than twenty years after receiving supradiaphragmatic radiotherapy for Hodgkin lymphoma.

Keywords : Cardiac block; Pacemaker; Atrioventricular node; Tumors.

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