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J Heart Valve Dis. 2001 Sep;10(5):681-5.

Radiation-associated valvular heart disease in Hodgkin's disease is associated with characteristic thickening and fibrosis of the aortic-mitral curtain.

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Cardiovascular Division, University of Massachusetts-Memorial Medical Center and University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester 01655, USA.


Radiation-associated valvular dysfunction is characterized by variable aortic and mitral valve thickening. A review of three patients assessed echocardiographically revealed that radiation-associated valvular dysfunction after radiation treatment for Hodgkin's disease may be characterized by a unique and consistent pattern of thickening of the aortic and mitral valves involving the aortic-mitral curtain.

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