Darby, S, McGale, P, Correa, C et al. Effect of radiotherapy after breast-conserving surgery on 10-year recurrence and 15-year breast cancer death: meta-analysis of individual patient data for 10 801 women in 17 randomised trials. Lancet 2011; 378 (9804): 1707–1716.
Darby, S C, Ewertz, M, McGale, P et al. Risk of ischemic heart disease in women after radiotherapy for breast cancer. N Engl J Med 2013; 368: 987–998.
Taylor, C W, Nisbet, A, McGale, P, Darby, S C. Cardiac exposures in breast cancer radiotherapy: 1950s–1990s. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2007; 69 (5): 1484–1495.
Sardaro, A, Petruzzelli, M F, D’Errico, M P, Grimaldi, L, Pili, G, Portaluri, M. Radiation-induced cardiac damage in early left breast cancer patients: risk factors, biological mechanisms, radiobiology, and dosimetric constraints. Radiother Oncol 2012; 103: 133–142.
Bergom, C, Currey, A, Desai, N, Tai, A, Strauss, JB. Deep inspiration breath hold: techniques and advantages for cardiac sparing during breast cancer irradiation. Front Oncol 2018; 8: 87.
Borst, G R, Sonke, J J, den Hollander, S et al. Clinical results of image-guided deep inspiration breath hold breast irradiation. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2010; 78 (5): 1345–1351.
Jarvis, L A, Maxim, P G, Horst, K C. Deep inspiration breath hold reduces dose to the left ventricle and proximal left anterior descending artery during radiotherapy for left-sided breast cancers. J Cancer Ther 2012; 5A (3): 673–679.
Korreman, S S, Pedersen, A N, Nottrup, T J, Specht, L, Nystrom, H. Breathing adapted radiotherapy for breast cancer: comparison of free breathing gating with the breath-hold technique. Radiother Oncol 2005; 76 (3): 311–318.
McIntosh, A, Shoushtari, A N, Benedict, S H, Read, P W, Wijesooriya, K. Quantifying the reproducibility of heart position during treatment and corresponding delivered heart dose in voluntary deep inhalation breath hold for left breast cancer patients treated with external beam radiotherapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2011; 81(4): e569–576.
Pedersen, A N, Korreman, S., Nystrom, H., Specht, L. Breathing adapted radiotherapy of breast cancer: reduction of cardiac and pulmonary doses using voluntary inspiration breath-hold. Radiother Oncol 2004; 72 (1): 53–60.
Remouchamps, V M, Letts, N, Vicini, F A et al. Initial clinical experience with moderate deep-inspiration breath hold using an active breathing control device in the treatment of patients with left-sided breast cancer using external beam radiation therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2003; 56 (3): 704–715.
Berson, A M, Emery, R, Rodriguez, L et al. Clinical experience using respiratory gated radiation therapy: comparison of free-breathing and breath-hold techniques. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2004; 60 (2): 419–426.
Latty, D, Stuart, K E, Wang, W, Ahern, V. Review of deep inspiration breath-hold techniques for the treatment of breast cancer. J Med Radiat Sci 2015; 62: 74–81.
Smyth, L M, Knight, K A, Aarons, Y K, Wasiak, J. The cardiac dose-sparing benefits of deep inspiration breath-hold in left breast irradiation: a systematic review. J Med Radiat Sci 2015; 62: 66–73.
Taylor, C W, Kirby, A M. Cardiac side-effects from breast cancer radiotherapy. Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol) 2015; 27 (11): 621–629.
Walston, S, Quick, A M, Kuhn, K, Rong, Y. Dosimetric considerations in respiratory-gated deep inspiration breath-hold for left breast irradiation. Technol Cancer Res Treat 2017;16 (1): 22–32.
Swanson, T, Grills, I S, Ye, H et al. Six-year experience routinely using moderate deep inspiration breath-hold for the reduction of cardiac dose in left-sided breast irradiation for patients with early-stage or locally advanced breast cancer. Am J Clin Oncol 2013; 36: 24–30.
Conway, J L, Conroy, L, Harper, L et al. Deep inspiration breath-hold produces a clinically meaningful reduction in ipsilateral lung dose during locoregional radiation therapy for some women with right-sided breast cancer. Pract Radiat Oncol 2017; 7: 147–153.
Hayden, A J, Rains, M, Tiver, K. Deep inspiration breath hold technique reduces heart dose from radiotherapy for left-sided breast cancer. J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol 2012; 56: 464–472.
Al-Hammadi, N, Caparrotti, P, Naim, C et al. Voluntary deep inspiration breath-hold reduces the heart dose without compromising the target volume coverage during radiotherapy for left-sided breast cancer. Radiol Oncol 2018; 52 (1): 112–120.
Jensen, C A, Abramova, T, Frengen, J, Lund, J. Monitoring deep inspiration breath hold for left-sided localized breast cancer radiotherapy with an in-house developed laser distance meter system. J Appl Clin Med Phys 2017; 18 (5): 117–123.