Cardiotoxicity caused by fluoropirimides

Pia Österlund
University of Tampere, Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences, Tampere, Finland

One of the most effective traditional anticancer drugs are the fluoropyrimidines. The most challenging problem of the treatment is the cardiotoxicity. This review focuses on cardiotoxicity based on the references as well as personal experiences. The severness of the cardiotoxicity has a rang euptofatal outcome. There for eit is mandatory to monitor heart condition during the treatment with fluoropyrimidines.

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