Cardiotoxicity from Adriamycin
Hi everyone. This is my first post ever so bear with me. For some context I am 36, have Stage 3 IDC and was diagnosed at 18 weeks pregnant. I was just wondering if there are any other people in this community who have experienced a significant drop in left ventricular ejection fraction post chemotherapy. Prior to chemo (Red Devil followed by Taxol) my EF was 63%, after it was 47% and now it has plateaued at 50%. Currently, my cardiologist has me on heart medication to lessen the strain on my heart. The worst thing is my oncologist will not let me start Herceptin until my heart improves, which it looks like it is not. Any one have a similar situation?