Mar 28, 2014 - 5:26 pm
I am scheduled for an electrocardiogram on April 8. My new NP thinks my inability to breathe and my staggering when walking may be heart failure from Adrimycin . Based upon the dose I received, I have a 18% chance of heart damage from Adrimycin, which is a drug used in ABVD, CHOP, and several other combination therapies. Symptopms can occur up to eight years after treatment, with no previous issues.
I was reading about it when I came across this book, which describes the limitations many doctors have in diagnosing things -- some of the most common issuues that prevent correct diagnosis, whether in cancer or in non-cancer situations. I plan to order a copy.
I am not worried, and do not think I have a heart problem, but we shall see. Live and learn. I have beaten 18% medical odds plenty of times in the past.