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Vol 20, No 1 (2013)
Case Reports
Published online: 2013-02-07
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Unstable angina in a young woman with Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Paweł Krzesiński, Katarzyna Piotrowicz, Grzegorz Jan Horszczaruk, Jarosław Kowal
DOI: 10.5603/CJ.2013.0015
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Cardiol J 2013;20(1):90-93.

open access

Vol 20, No 1 (2013)
Case Reports
Published online: 2013-02-07

Abstract

We present the case of a 30 year-old woman — 16 months after successful treatment of Hodgkin’s lymphoma (chest location) with chemotherapy (including doxorubicin) and radiotherapy — with recurrent chest pain and dyspnea. In ambulatory event telemetry, she reported nocturnal chest pain with transient ST elevation characteristic for acute cardiac ischemia. Urgent coronary angiography with intravascular ultrasound and virtual histology visualization revealed 70% fibrotic stenosis in the proximal segment of the left anterior descending artery successfully treated with a drug-eluting stent implantation. This case is especially noteworthy because of the short period from initial therapy to the symptomatic coronary artery disease that is entirely unlike the reported mean latency period of several years.

Abstract

We present the case of a 30 year-old woman — 16 months after successful treatment of Hodgkin’s lymphoma (chest location) with chemotherapy (including doxorubicin) and radiotherapy — with recurrent chest pain and dyspnea. In ambulatory event telemetry, she reported nocturnal chest pain with transient ST elevation characteristic for acute cardiac ischemia. Urgent coronary angiography with intravascular ultrasound and virtual histology visualization revealed 70% fibrotic stenosis in the proximal segment of the left anterior descending artery successfully treated with a drug-eluting stent implantation. This case is especially noteworthy because of the short period from initial therapy to the symptomatic coronary artery disease that is entirely unlike the reported mean latency period of several years.
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Keywords

coronary artery disease; acute coronary syndrome; radiotherapy; chemotherapy; anthracyclines

About this article
Title

Unstable angina in a young woman with Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Journal

Cardiology Journal

Issue

Vol 20, No 1 (2013)

Pages

90-93

Published online

2013-02-07

DOI

10.5603/CJ.2013.0015

Bibliographic record

Cardiol J 2013;20(1):90-93.

Keywords

coronary artery disease
acute coronary syndrome
radiotherapy
chemotherapy
anthracyclines

Authors

Paweł Krzesiński
Katarzyna Piotrowicz
Grzegorz Jan Horszczaruk
Jarosław Kowal

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