5-Flurouracil is a first-line agent in several cancer-therapy regimens. Cardiotoxicity is common, with coronary artery disease being an important risk factor. We report the case of an acute coronary syndrome presumably induced by 5-FU, in a patient with previously unknown and asymptomatic coronary artery disease, with and estimated intermediate risk for cardiovascular events. Pre-chemotherapy risk evaluation and optimal patient care are still not standardized in this clinical scenario.
- Angina Pectoris
- Angina pectoris