Cardiac damage from Doxorubicin

Glorihl Member Posts: 11
Hello, again!
It's been almost 4 months since finishing ABVD for IIa. An echocardiogram was done before treatment and another after, and the recent one is showing an "ejection rate" of 40%. (My previous one showed 55%) The nurse says it's due to the Doxorubicin (Adriamycin) and that it may need to be monitored. I had mitral valve prolapse prior to treatment and that part seemed to have remained stable. Anybody out there with a similar situation? Please let me know.


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  • MJ1006
    MJ1006 Member Posts: 9
    I to have mitral valve prolapse which ion 2002, I developed endocarditis and bacteria infection around my heart valve I didn't know that were leaking which cause this serious infection which have me congestive heart failure. ( which was caused from to much radiation when I was a child w/ hodkins lymphoma. Now 27 yrs later I have developed high grade sarcoma and current on the adraimycin but I take zencard before each treatment. My refraction heart of my heart was at 65%. then next month I see the heart dr. for another echo to see if the zencard protected my heart before they'll give me another round of chemo.
    sincerely, MJ 1006
    Michelle J.