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Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine:
doi: 10.2459/JCM.0b013e32832e934b
Case reports

5-Fluorouracil-induced coronary vasospasm

Bathina, Jaya D; Yusuf, Syed Wamique

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Abstract

Cardiotoxicity due to 5-fluorouracil involves rare and life-threatening cardiotoxic events occurring in less than 1% of the patients. We describe a case of coronary vasospasm due to parenteral 5-fluorouracil, which did not recur with oral capecitabine. We also give a brief review of the cardiotoxicity of 5-fluorouracil, its treatment and prevention.

© 2010 Italian Federation of Cardiology

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