Chemotherapeutic agent causing coronary vasospasm – Cardiology MCQ – Answer
Chemotherapeutic agent causing coronary vasospasm – Cardiology MCQ – Answer Chemotherapeutic agent well known to cause coronary vasospasm:Correct answer: c) 5-fluorouracil 5-fluorouracil and its orally active prodrug capecitabine are fluoropyrimidines, belonging to the class of antimetabolites used for treatment of malignancies of breast, head and neck tumours and gastrointestinal tumours. Mechanisms for coronary vasospasm Endothelial cell damage with cytolysis and denudation Increased endothelin-1 bioactivity leading to vasoconstriction When high dose infusions are given, coronary vasospasm with angina, arrh...
Source: Cardiophile MD - February 22, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Prof. Dr. Johnson Francis Tags: Cardiology MCQ DM / DNB Cardiology Entrance Source Type: blogs