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ABSTRACT: The TNFalpha inhibitor infliximab is widely used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn disease. Mild infusion reactions consisting of low-grade fever, headache, nausea, and fatigue are common, but we describe for the first time the occurrence of an acute coronary syndrome during infliximab administration. This case alerts infusion centers to consider the possibility that chest pain and dyspnea during infliximab infusion can represent a myocardial infarction, even in younger patients without a history of cardiac disease.
Cardiology in Review 01/2006; 14(1):50-2. · 3.08 Impact Factor