I'm a breast cancer survivor from 2006. I had a bilateral mastectomy, reconstruction, and chemo. In 2008 I was diagnosed with atrial flutter. I was treated with digoxin for years and felt fine with no symptoms. In June, 2013, I went to MD Anderson for my routine check u
[More]p and mentioned that my cardiologist couldn't get a clear ECG due to my implants. On ECG there, it was discovered my EF was 29%. I was tried on beta blockers and lisinopril, but it have low blood pressure and intolerant. Maintained on low doses. My MRI indicates some scarring, and my EP believes my heart issues are from my chemo: adriamycin. I had an ablation in Feb 2014, and I'm in normal heart rhythm! However, my EF is at 34%, but it has increased. Stalling and praying for heart recovery, as my EP wants me to have a defib/pacemaker and I'm not ready for that yet. I want to wait to see what a few months brings, and praying my EF increases.
I'm a 56 year old mother of 2 college aged daughters and I'm married. I know stress has taken its toll on my heart. I'm a worrier. I'm an artist and an art teacher. That's my outlet.
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