Acute coronary syndrome induced by capecitabine therapy.
- Published Article
Heart, lung & circulation
- Publication Date
Oct 01, 2006
Capecitabine, a new member of the fluoropyrimidine family, is an orally administered drug that delivers fluorouracil (5-FU) selectively to the tumour. Although the cardiotoxicity of 5-FU is well documented, there is little published data about cardiovascular adverse effects of Capecitabine. This case highlights the possible development of acute coronary syndrome as a side effect of Capecitabine therapy.
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