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Articles That Discuss heart disease

Doxorubicin Congestive Heart Failure

“A weekly dose schedule of doxorubicin was associated with a significantly lower incidence of congestive heart failure than was the usually employed every 3-week schedule.” I understand that

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Hawthorn Extract for Chronic Heart Failure

 These results suggest that there is a significant benefit in symptom control and physiologic outcomes from hawthorn extract as an adjunctive treatment for chronic heart failure. I supplement with hawthorn

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Long-term Side Effects of Radiation

“Concern over long-term side effects of radiation therapy is becoming more common, as survival rates improve. Just as there can be long-term side effects of chemotherapy, radiation therapy may result

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Collagen, Vitamin D3 for Heart Health?

According to research linked and excerpted below, collagen (col) benefits from  vitamin D to enhance skin, bone, and hopefully, my heart. I am a long-term cancer survivor. I developed a late stage side

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Aortic Aneurism-Size Matters

“Aortic aneurisms are of concern because of their potential risk of death. The likelihood of a mortal event occurring has been linked historically to aneurism size.” I have an aortic aneurism.

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Cyclophosphamide Cytoxan Damage

Will I die of cyclophosphamide (cytoxan) induced cardiomyopathy someday? Or maybe die of hemohorragic cystitis that leads to bladder cancer? Impossible to predict. I can say, however, that the chemotherapy

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Doxorubicin – Calorie Restriction?

…known cardioprotective intervention, exercise training, with Calorie Restriction (CR) results in additive benefits in the protection against doxorubicin cardiotoxicity. Doxorubicin as well as other

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Anthracycline Therapy- Late Cardiomyopathy

Our patients with early cardiac symptoms improved transiently but decompensated later and patients with no early symptoms developed cardiac symptoms more than 10 years after anthracycline therapy. Anthracycline

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Cancer Survivors have Older Hearts :-(

Cancer survivors (CS) have older hearts because most CS’s undergo chemotherapy. Chemotherapy that ages the person and ages the person’s heart. We all learn this in grade school but I’ll

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Chemotherapy-induced Hypertension-

Though I’ve written previously about chemotherapy-induced hypertension    previously, that blog posts talked as much about cardiotoxicity and cardiomyopathy as they did about the increase in blood

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Cardiotoxicity of Doxorubicin

Cardiotoxicity is a subject and side effect that is near and dear to my heart. I was prescribed dox as a part of my 6 rounds of induction therapy for my multiple myeloma.  I then received two rounds of

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Ascending Aortic Aneurysm-

I have an ascending aortic aneurysm. Meaning, my ascending aorta (the one coming out of the heart, pumping blood downward) is enlarged. The article linked and excerpted below speaks to me big time. When

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