Jun 09, 2005 - 8:17 am
My Dad has been doing well as far as NED but we have a new concern now. He's had terrible chest pains a couple of times in the past few weeks. He got them once just from coughing, it hit him again one day in the shower and then again one time when he actually was doing something strenuous. He said that he shakes and sweats when he gets them.
He had an appointment with a cardiologist yesterday who said that he thinks he has the start of some "heart problems". He did an EKG yesterday and took his blood pressure (which was good.) I asked my father what else he said and that was basically it. He didn't say anything about the EKG, he's basing his basic diagnosis on just the information that my Dad gave him.
Mt Dad is very down right now. Here he is beating the odds as far as the cancer goes and now this. I know that Avastin can cause heart problems and he did have the Avastin as part of his treatment.
The cardiologist has him on the emergency list to do a stress test next week and do more tests. He said that maybe it is something that can be controlled with medicine, if not they will use a catheter. Does anybody know anything about this ? Kanga, If I remember correctly you were having some chest pains last year and everything turned out okay. Does this sound like what you experienced? Any advice or information that anyone has would be greatly appreciated. My Dad is really upset and I just want to offer him some comfort. I've told him not to get too upset until we see what the other tests say, but I know that is easier said than done.