ProCardio Final Scientific Summary Report

An Aerts, Bjorn Baselet, Rafi Benotmane, Michael John Atkinson

    Research outputpeer-review


    Epidemiological evidence has established an increased risk of cardiovascular disease following exposure of the heart and major vessels to radiation doses above 500mGy. Whilst the evidence for a detrimental effect at lower doses is inconclusive there are justifiable concerns that a linear no-threshold dose response relationship would indicate risk at doses below 100 mGy. The PROCARDIO consortium has completed a two-pronged approach, conducting an epidemiological case-control study with improved dosimetry and conducting experimental investigation into possible mechanisms.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherEC - European Commission
    Number of pages32
    StatePublished - 28 May 2015

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