OJIM  Vol.3 No.1 , March 2013
Radiation associated coronary occlusion: Overlooked as trastuzumab-induced cardiomyopathy
Abstract: Trastuzumab is an agent used for receptor-positive breast cancer. Up to a third of patients treated with trastuzumab might develop cardiomyopathy. Many patients with breast cancer have taken pre- or co-administration of mediastinal radiotherapy. Both of treatment modalities have toxic effects on myocardium. It may result with diagnostic confusion between radiation-induced CAD (riCAD) and trastuzumab cardiomyopathy in the case with dilated cardiomyopathy. TTE may offer clues of differential diagnosis.
Cite this paper: Turk, U. , Yavuz, V. and Cetin, N. (2013) Radiation associated coronary occlusion: Overlooked as trastuzumab-induced cardiomyopathy. Open Journal of Internal Medicine, 3, 1-2. doi: 10.4236/ojim.2013.31001.

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