Clinical and electrocardiography changes in patients treated with capecitabine.

@article{Koca2011ClinicalAE,
  title={Clinical and electrocardiography changes in patients treated with capecitabine.},
  author={Doğan Koca and Tarik Salman and Ilkay Tuğba Unek and Ilhan Oztop and Hulya Ellidokuz and Murat Eren and Ugur Cem Yilmaz},
  journal={Chemotherapy},
  year={2011},
  volume={57 5},
  pages={381-7}
}
BACKGROUND We aimed to identify the incidence of cardiac events with capecitabine treatment. METHODS The study included 52 patients (median age 59 years) with cancer treated at our Medical Oncology Clinic between 2009 and 2010. Cardiac events from capecitabine treatment were classified into 4 groups: cardiac symptoms, physical signs, electrocardiography (ECG) findings, and severe adverse cardiac effects. RESULTS The patients received either single-agent capecitabine or a combination… CONTINUE READING