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Pericarditis after high-dose chemotherapy: more frequent than expected?

Bock, Jurgen ; Doenitz, Anna ; Andreesen, Reinhard ; Reichle, Albrecht ; Hennemann, Burkhard


BACKGROUND: Pericarditis is a rare side-effect of chemotherapy and has been reported following administration of cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin and other drugs but not treosulfan. CASE REPORTS: We report on 2 patients with retrosternal chest pain and typical widespread upward concave ST-segment elevation in the 12-lead electrocardiogram prompting the diagnosis of acute pericarditis. The patients ...


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