Just got out of the hospital yesterday. They say I had cardiac reactions to my first dose of Rituxan. My heart stopped beating for short periods of time. Couldn't place pacemaker/defib till I had 4 tooth extractions, tey did that while I was in the hospital the ther was no EP available to place it. But they called back today and are doing it on Mon. Sounds very hopeful. Now just have to stay healthy till Mon. No more pauses in my heart and no infections!!!! No more Rituxan till device is placed, and then only with monitors. Wish me luck.