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Chemo Induced 💓 Issues

Chemo Induced 💓 Issues

Has anyone experienced heart arrhythmias, valve or other heart related issues followed chemo?
Thank you❤️

posted January 22
A MyBCTeam Member

Jill8,
I was on Taxol every week and Hercepton & Perjeta every 3 weeks. Taxol was stopped 4 treatments early due to neuropathy.
I did have an echo prior to my starting chemo and then one last week. My last echo shows definite changes now. Definitely has affected my heart. I meet with my cardiologist this Friday. He also had me do a 24 hour heart monitor due to an irregular heartbeat now every day. I’ll know all the results Friday. Scheduled to have a lumpectomy 2/14, but my cardiologist has to provide clearance for the surgery. We’ll see. I knew chemo would be hard, I didn’t expect this along with the neuropathy I’m experiencing.

Be vigilant sharing with your doctors what you are already noticing. 💞

posted January 22
A MyBCTeam Member

Well, the bottom line is the ef. That has stayed the same for you, but it looks like it is straining more to keep that same push-as you see with more valve regurgitation. I did ICU RN for decades, but your cardiologist is the boss. I should think you will be cleared fine for your surgery. You still have a couple more weeks for your heart to rest, too. 🥰🤪

posted 6 days ago
A MyBCTeam Member

Jill8 would appreciate your thoughts.. ❤️

posted 7 days ago
A MyBCTeam Member

This was from my echo prior to chemo: not sure if this is the info you’re asking about.
INTERPRETATION SUMMARY
This is a Cardio-Oncology Study
LV EF is 60%.
There is normal LV regional wall motion.
The measured Global Longitudinal Peak Systolic
Strain is - 19.6%.
Global Longitudinal Peak Systolic Strain is normal.
Mild (Grade I) LV diastolic dysfunction.
Trace tricuspid regurgitation.
There is no pericardial effusion.
Normal IVC size with normal respiratory variation
(RAP < 5 mmHg).

This was from my echo last week:
INTERPRETATION SUMMARY
LV EF is 60%.
There is normal LV regional wall motion.
This is a Cardio-Oncology Study
The measured Global Longitudinal Peak Systolic
Strain is -16.4%.
Global Longitudinal Peak Systolic Strain is mildly reduced.
Elevated mean LA pressure based on E/e' ratio.
Trace aortic regurgitation.
Mild mitral regurgitation.
Trace tricuspid regurgitation.
There is no pericardial effusion.
Normal IVC size with normal respiratory variation
(RAP < 5 mmHg).

posted 7 days ago
A MyBCTeam Member

Yes, I am former ICU nurse-just a little durprised I am noticing changes so fast. Ugh. Iff to 1st Neulasta shot in a few. Thanks for your response! What was your baseline EF (ejection fraction) and what is it now?

posted 7 days ago

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