NZer1 wrote:Thankyou Cheerlander and 1eye, I asked on behalf of a loved one who is concerned that this may effect treatment number 2.
There are so many side issues with this that we do have to think about the big picture with what we inject or put in our mouth.
Thanks again, Nigel
Any cardiotoxic drug can affect the heart muscle. I believe in these cases that the IRs need to know so they can monitor the heart during angioplasty. There is a slight risk of cardiac rate changes during angio, as the catheter passes by the vena cava. Dr. Siskin has written about this. Cardiotoxic chemotherapy can be a factor, and should be disclosed.
My main focus is in making sure that patients and IRs are talking and considering the patient's complete health history. I know of one woman who had chemo and radiation to her neck for thyroid cancer, and did not tell her IRs. (she went to three different ones) Her veins were scarred and closed and angio made her situation worse. It is not the IRs fault if patients are not disclosing their complete health history. And this can affect restenosis rates and outcomes of angioplasty. Please, stay local, be honest with your docs, disclose all health info.