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Review: could Cisplatin cause Heart attack?

Summary: Heart attack is found among people who take Cisplatin, especially for people who are 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Etoposide, and have Lung cancer - non-small cell. We study 35,602 people who have side effects while taking Cisplatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 399 have Heart attack. Find out below who they are, when they have Heart attack and more.

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Cisplatin

Cisplatin has active ingredients of cisplatin. It is often used in chemotherapy. (latest outcomes from 35,646 Cisplatin users)

Heart attack

Heart attack has been reported by people with diabetes, arthritis, pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 131,806 Heart attack patients)

On May, 18, 2015: 35,601 people reported to have side effects when taking Cisplatin. Among them, 399 people (1.12%) have Heart Attack.

Trend of Heart attack in Cisplatin reports

Time on Cisplatin when people have Heart attack * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Heart attack71.43%26.53%0.00%1.02%1.02%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Heart attack when taking Cisplatin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Heart attack0.00%0.28%0.00%3.92%10.64%10.64%19.61%54.90%

Severity of Heart attack when taking Cisplatin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Heart attack ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Non-small cell lung cancer (40 people, 10.03%)
  2. Nausea (25 people, 6.27%)
  3. Testis cancer (14 people, 3.51%)
  4. Bladder cancer (14 people, 3.51%)
  5. Hypertension (13 people, 3.26%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Etoposide (103 people, 25.81%)
  2. Dexamethasone (58 people, 14.54%)
  3. Fluorouracil (36 people, 9.02%)
  4. Folic acid (35 people, 8.77%)
  5. Zofran (35 people, 8.77%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • Since my treatment with cisplatin I have had irregular EKGs readings, spells of pounding heart rate and medical providers ask me if I was told that I have a murmur. Never had this before. I also have significant nerve in my face, neck, inner and outer ear and side of my head on the right side where I had the tumor and lymph nodes removed. Also, 34 bouts of radiation. I thought the spells had died down but seem to be increasing in recent days. Treatment was 10/12-12/12. A cardiologist indicated there is something there but not serious a year ago. I was awaken by the pounding sound in my ears last night. I m headed back to the cardiologist again. I am taking medications for pain which may be aggregating the situation. Confusing situation.

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  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • 30 month use of Oxycodone caused all heart artery blockage85-95 percent which caused heart ticks then bypass surgery Oxycodone destroyed my life I have Heart pain on hert meds to prevent complete hert failure

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  • From this study (3 months ago):

  • I am 3 months off 5FU (150 continuous hours) with 3 rounds of mitomyacin then 3 rounds of 5FU with cistplatin, and my hair is falling out now. Chemo dr. Says not from chemo, PC dr says it is. Is it normal to do this so far out from chemo?

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