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Is there cardiac failure risk involved in breast cancer chemotherapy?

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In brief: Yes

Chemotherapy may affect heart function, for that reason a nuclear study of the heart is done before starting some type of chemotherapy for breast cancer.

In brief: Yes

Chemotherapy may affect heart function, for that reason a nuclear study of the heart is done before starting some type of chemotherapy for breast cancer.
Dr. Orestes Pablos
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Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Sometimes

It depends on the chemo.
If there is a risk, then a baseline exam is done to measure cardiac function, then after chemo is started, the exam is repeated at intervals to monitor any possible effect on ejection fraction/ cardiac function.

In brief: Sometimes

It depends on the chemo.
If there is a risk, then a baseline exam is done to measure cardiac function, then after chemo is started, the exam is repeated at intervals to monitor any possible effect on ejection fraction/ cardiac function.
Dr. Amy Levine
Dr. Amy Levine
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