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    Has anyone experienced heart problems since chemo

    Asked by crz on Tuesday, December 12, 2017

    Has anyone experienced heart problems since chemo

    6 Answers from the Community

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    • geekling's Avatar

      For a while I was horribly short of breath. That has improved but it doesnt much feel totally resolved. I was also getting little pains but that, too has abated...4 years later.

      Talk to your doctor please. The doctor I saw (not a cardiologist) wanted to cut me up "to check my heart murmur" which I have had since childhood. I declined. Havent found a nearby cardio who I like who is near to me.

      Best wishes.

      about 3 years ago
    • crz's Avatar

      Since chemo ended 3 and half years ago my husband has had a stent put in the open heart second year from chemo and this past summer he had a pacemaker/ defibulator put in. Now it is dizzy and weak. His neuropathy in his feet isn't helping any with his walking. At this point I'm wondering if his heart troubles are results of chemo

      about 3 years ago
    • Laurasalzy's Avatar

      While being prepped for a stem cell transplant, I was diagnosed with a branch bundle block and the transplant couldn’t be done. A couple of months after the chemo ended, I passed out and had a pacemaker inserted. After all the chemo, etc., I miraculously went into remission and have been in remission for five years now! I had to have my aortic valve replaced one year after my chemo was declared unsuccessful but I had aortic stenosis prior to chemo. Whether chemo worsened it, I don’t know but the surgery was a success. I am 67 now and have a lot of pain issues which I wonder if they are side effects of the chemo. I am alive and very grateful!

      about 3 years ago
    • Schlegel's Avatar

      According to the literature, you can get congestive heart failure from chemo ten years later.And I remember a cardiologist speaking at one of our cancer conferences about other heart problems but don't remember specifics.

      about 3 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      Radiation, not chemo, caused me to have an occluded carotid artery, which led to me having a mini-stroke.

      about 3 years ago
    • Sylver's Avatar

      I was short of breath during chemo & learned that my heart had weaken as a a result of Herceptin & Perjeta. My oncologist & cardiologist told me it would correct itself & get stronger over time. I hope so. God Bless

      about 3 years ago

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