Oxaliplatin-induced coronary artery spasm: first report of an important side-effect
- 1Beatson Oncology Centre, Medical Oncology, Gartnavel General Hospital, 1053 Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 0YN, UK
- 2Beatson Oncology Centre, Medical Oncology, West of Scotland Cancer Centre, 1053 Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 0YN, UK
- Published 26 February 2009
A 67-year-old woman with metastatic colorectal cancer was given her first oxaliplatin infusion as part of the XELOX protocol. She developed chest pain with ECG changes leading subsequently to a diagnosis of coronary artery spasm. To our knowledge, this is the first report of oxaliplatin-induced coronary artery spasm.
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