Herceptin: Did your Ejection Fraction level ever drop so low you had to stop? Please Help.

BetsyJane Member Posts: 127
I have been getting Herceptin treatments since May 2011. I am half way through. I was being monitored with muga scans every 3-4 months. My ejection fraction started at 63 and continued to go down. I had a muga scan yesterday and it has dropped to 51. My oncologist has scheduled for me to see him on Tuesday to discuss what needs to be done. I knew my heart function had dropped because I sometimes find myself out of breath.

To those of you who get or have gotten Herceptin....did your ejection fraction ever drop where you had to stop taking Herceptin? How low did it go to? Did your level eventually go back up? Were you put back on Herceptin?

Wish I didn't have to wait until next week before I see my oncologist. Thank you for any help you can give me as I am really very worried.



  • Ritzy
    Ritzy Member Posts: 4,381 Member
    Betsy, why do you have to
    Betsy, why do you have to wait? Couldn't your oncologist get you in Monday? I hope you don't have to wait until Tuesday.

    I haven't been on Herceptin, but, so many pink sisters have and I know will post more information for you.

    You take care and keep us updated,

    Sue :)