Category Archives for side effects ID and prevention

Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death among Atrial Fibrillation Patients (me)

“…calls for the need to “examine treatment modalities in addition to anticoagulation” to reduce sudden cardiac death (SCD) rates in patients with atrial fibrillation.” I have chronic

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Multiple Myeloma, CAR-T Cell Therapy and Heart Failure-

The outcome of interest (for CAR-T Cell patients) included cardiovascular (CV) events defined as a combination of arrhythmia, heart failure exacerbation, cardiogenic shock, and CV death. CAR-T Cell therapy

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Chemotherapy, Radiation-induced Mucositis Prevention

“Mucositis (MU) is the painful inflammation and ulceration of the mucous membranes lining the digestive tract, usually as an adverse effect of chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment for cancer.

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Cancer Prehabilitation-

Cancer prehabilitation is emerging as a method of better preparing patients for the often toxic and disabling effects of cancer treatment. Its place within the continuum of cancer care is rapidly being

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Living w/ Post-Cancer Fear As a Myeloma Survivor-

Today, there are 16.9 million cancer survivors in the U.S., and 64 percent of them are 65 or older. How can they best manage post-cancer fear generated by the disease? I’ve been living with post-cancer

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Catheter Ablation for Afib Hurts More Than Helps?

“In 2019, we do AF catheter ablation to improve quality of life. QOL is a reasonable endpoint, but it is more susceptible to the placebo effect.” I’ve lived with atrial fibrillation since

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Cataract Surgery-Questions You Should Ask-

Before you opt for cataract surgery, there are a few things that you need to clarify with the surgeon. Here is the list of questions that every patient should ask the surgeon before going ahead with the

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Relapsed, Refractory aka Heavily Pre-Treated Multiple Myeloma- Understanding the Next Step…

“For heavily pre-treated patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM), bortezomib, dexamethasone, thalidomide, cisplatin, doxorubicin, cyclophosphamide and etoposide (VDT PACE) regimen

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Sauna Therapy for my Congestive Heart Failure

“Sauna bathing has the potential to be an effective therapeutic option for patients with hypertension or Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), as well as for patients with known coronary artery disease

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Deep Vein Thrombosis aka Blood Clots In Multiple Myeloma

Multiple myeloma (MM) has one of the highest risks of thrombosis among all cancers due to disease-related pathological changes and treatment …    

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