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Table 2 Patient risk categories: cumulative dose to the CIED and pacing independent versus pacing dependent

From: Management of radiation oncology patients with a pacemaker or ICD: A new comprehensive practical guideline in The Netherlands

  < 2 Gy 2-10 Gy > 10 Gy
pacing-independent Low risk Medium risk High risk
pacing dependent Medium risk Medium risk High risk
  1. Risk defined from the patients’ perspective; how high is the risk for the patient? The patient’s risk is not equal to the risk of a CIED defect.