Case Study: Chest pain and shortness of breath in a patient with colorectal cancer
from The Clinical Advisor
A 64-year-old woman was diagnosed with colorectal cancer several months ago and was started on bevacizumab 5 mg/kg every 2 weeks in combination with 5-fluorouracil. She is brought to the emergency department by her granddaughter after she begins complaining of crushing substernal chest pain and shortness of breath. Measurement of vital signs reveals blood pressure of 181/100 mm Hg and heart rate of 87 bpm.
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