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chemotherapy-induced atrial fibrillation

I am a proud survivor of the late stage side effect chemotherapy-induced atrial fibrillation. Atrial Fibrillation or arrhythmia is frequent in patients with multiple myeloma when they receive ASCT. Meaning,

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Congestive Heart Failure- Integrative Therapy

“The results indicate that addition of taurine to conventional therapy is safe and effective for the treatment of patients with congestive heart failure.” I am a long-term cancer survivor.

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Cardiomyopathy- Non-toxic approach

The goal of cardiomyopathy treatment is to help your heart be as efficient as possible and to prevent further damage and loss of function. I am a cardiomyopathy (CM) survivor not a cardiologist. Well,

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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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Chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy

Chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy- Cardiotoxicity of certain chemotherapy regimens is a well-documented adverse event. Chemotherapy regimens that were known to cause short, long-term and late stage damage

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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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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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Myeloma Survivor- Heart Failure-

According to the studies below, long-term (multiple myeloma) cancer survivors have a higher risk of mortality. A 73% higher risk.  I am a long-term multiple myeloma survivor.  Long-story short, toxic,

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Chemotherapy-induced Cardiotoxicity-

Early detection of chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity is crucial in order to prevent irreversible cardiac dysfunction, which occurs in more than one third of patients “Early detection is crucial…”

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