Jul 14, 2009 - 9:15 pm
If you had radiation therapy in the chest area to treat Hodgkins, please ask your doctor to monitor you for CAD and order a stress test every year with your physical.
Scarring from radiation can cause coronary artery blockage.
If you have any of these symptoms, do not wait: Shortness of breath, dizziness, pain in left arm, chest pain.
My husband had radiation 18 years ago & just had to undergo a double Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) as a result. He did not have any risk factors like high cholesterol, high blood pressure and is not overweight.
I hope this information helps someone else!