Rituximab-Induced Coronary Vasospasm

  title={Rituximab-Induced Coronary Vasospasm},
  author={Linda Lee and Vishal Kukreti},
  booktitle={Case reports in hematology},
Rituximab has improved the treatment of B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas. While it is generally well tolerated, serious adverse effects including infusion reactions with hemodynamic compromise and cardiac arrhythmias or ischemia are possible. We report a case of coronary vasospasm occurring during a rituximab infusion in a patient with minimal tumour burden and who had no cardiac risk factors. This case highlights that determination of the cause of ischemia is important and may identify some… CONTINUE READING