Sep 12
Shalini54
Shalini54 , Posted on SUPPORT NETWORK Blog

Heart Problems after surviving Hodgkin's Lymphoma

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I am a cancer survivor (Hodgkin's Lymphoma) who was treated with chemotherapy in 2013-2014.. I had quadruple by-pass in April, 2015 followed by placement of a stent in July, 2017. I also had an ICD inserted in 2017. Now for the past one month I am experiencing angina at various times during the day. 

The doctors believe that I have microvascular disease and currently undergoing EECP therapy. The therapy is one hour every day, five days for seven weeks. Apparently this therapy helps open the collateral arteries and help blood flow to the heart. I am in my third week of therapy.

I will be starting rehab in a couple of weeks, which I am told will help alleviate the pain. Three cardiologists ( all renowned in the area) have told me that rehab would be the most beneficial for my condition. 

Thank you
Srinagesh

1 Comment
  • JamesPL
    JamesPL,
    I can't emphasize enough the benefits of rehab. It worked wonders for me. I firmly believe you get out of it what you put into it. Good luck to you!
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