Radiation-induced cardiac damage

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What is radiation-induced cardiac damage?

Radiation therapy (RT) is used for certain types of cancers and is targeted to specific areas, such as the chest, depending on the location of cancer. RT may cause acute inflammation to radiated heart tissue and can be the cause of cardiac complications years later.

Common symptoms reported by people with radiation-induced cardiac damage

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with radiation-induced cardiac damage

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)

Data from patients with radiation-induced cardiac damage, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with radiation-induced cardiac damage

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
constipation
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with radiation-induced cardiac damage, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has radiation-induced cardiac damage on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 2
40s 4
50s 3
60s 8
70+ 3
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

65% Female
35% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 4
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from radiation-induced cardiac damage patients who have completed their condition history
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