Sep 17, 2011 - 7:50 pm
Was interested in how many of you have had to have pacemakers implanted due to cardiac issues after treatments? I had to have one implanted in 2005 because of severe atrial fibrulation that some cardiologists say is from heart damage from adriamycin (a chemo drug I had back in the early 90ties). Because of the pacemaker, and now years after treatments and many other health issues mostly due to the treatments themselves, I am unable to have tests like MRI's and some CT scan dyes because of the magnets in the MRI and too much CT scan dye from the past so now allergic to it. It seems that my options for testing are now limited because of the pacemaker.
Also too, and because of my many side effects of treatments long ago, doctors will not allow me to have general anaesthesia as it's too hard on my body so now that is limited as well. It's getting a little scarey to see options shrinking.
Just wondering if anyone else has a pacemaker and is running into this issue especially a long time after treatments are over????
Thanks for reading this post.