Anthracyclines are an effective chemotherapy agent. However, very few cases of idarubicin-induced cardiomyopathy exist. Herein, we describe a case of first-dose idarubicin-related acute heart failure in a woman with a history of myelodysplastic syndrome converted to acute myeloid leukaemia.
- cardiovascular system
- heart failure
- haematology (incl blood transfusion)
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Contributors ZA wrote the manuscript. ED obtained and formatted the pathology slides. JB obtained the karyotoype slide. NV critically revised the paper.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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