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    I have just finished my 2 rounds of BEP. During the second round I had an increased heart rate of 130 bpm, my consultant did not seem too concerned. However, my Doctor was concerned and sent me to a cardiologist yesterday. He is not sure what the problem is, however, he does not believe it is the Chemo causing it. Last night I did some research and found that the chemo medication can cause an increase in the heart rate. Has anybody else experienced this and if so how long did it last and what treatment was prescribed?

    Thanks for any help.


  • #2
    quick answer

    I had 100-110 pulse for 2 days after 1st cycle or 2nd cycle for 1-2 days
    doctor told me to rest
    and it passed

    body reacts in many ways to chemo
    I had a lot of pain in the stomach side
    and took medication for that

    inform your doctor, share your feelings-concern here for relief
    and try not to be anxious ( I know it is difficult)

    diagnose 18 Aug 06
    Orchiectomy 24 Aug 06
    pure Seminoma, markers normal, PALP positive
    CT 35x45x60 mm at L3
    EPx4 cycle from 6 Oct 2006
    CT no shrinkage after 4 cycle, PET negative 12 Jan 07
    Post chemo mass resection 14 Feb 07
    Found mature teratoma (unusual for seminoma)
    Surveillance !


    • #3
      My husband had a heart rate of 155 after the 2nd Bleo. After that it has stayed over 100. At times it still races much higher then that.

      The Dr's and nurses have never worried, even if I have!

      And so far so good.

      Hope your heart calms down for you soon. I had several racing hearts episodes when I was pregnant and I know it is a very troubling feeling.


      Husband Right I/O 09/06
      -70% Embryonal Carcinoma
      -20% Teratoma
      -10% Yolk Sac Tumor
      11/06- lymph nodes 1.8x1.4 and 1.9x1.4
      12/06-PET Scan confirms activity in lymph nodes, lymph nodes 2.2x2.2 and 2.4x2.3
      1/07-Start 3xBEP
      4/07-PET clear, lymph nodes down to 1.1x0.5 and 1.8x1.0
      6/07-lymph nodes 1.2x1.0 and 1.9x.9
      8/07-lymph nodes 1.1x1.0 and 2.0x1.2
      10/07-lymph nodes 2.0x1.5 and 2.7x1.8
      11/07- PostChemo LRPLND-found burnt out teratoma
      11/09-Enlarging lymph node 1.2 cm near renal veins


      • #4
        Low BP with racing heart

        My heart also raced the Monday following chemo infusions. I also had very low blood pressure, I am normally about 130/80- but I was hospitalized after the third chemo week : BP 90/60 and pulse 130.
        They pumped me with fliuds while giving me an EKG.
        Discharge papers said I was not drinking enough water.
        You need to stay hydrated- definetly run this by your doctor, but I'm guessing drinking more will help.
        Stage III. Embryonal Carcinoma, Mature Teratoma, Choriocarcinoma.
        Diagnosed 4/19/06, Right I/O 4/21/06, RPLND 6/21/06, 4xEP, All Clear 1/29/07, RPLND Incisional Hernia Surgery 11/24/08, Hydrocelectomy and Vasectomy 11/23/09.

        Please see a physician for medical advice!

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        • #5
          Thanks for all the responses. I suspect I am not drinking enough, but it is 2 weeks since I finished chemo and was hoping my heart rate would come down now!!!!

          My own doctors are worried about the heart rate and therefore looking at all possibilites to slow it down.


          • #6
            I think Anxiety is certainly part of it!!! Everytime I walk into the Doctors I feel my heart rate increase. I am becomming a little obsessed about it now which can't be good.

            I am trying to drin k more to see if that helps with getting it down.