I was diagnosed in October 2010 with CML and was placed on tasigna. I'm 36 and when I asked the doctor about having a baseline EKG prior to starting tasigna - as recommended by novartis. The doctors office said they normally don't with someone my age. I never had any heart issues or murmurs that were heard in the past.
I went to my primary today because of what I thought was sinus infection. While the physical examine, the doctor asked if I had the heart murmur identified in the past? I said no...I wonder, now that I'm 2 months in, if maybe the tasigna could cause the murmur? I am going to the cardiologist on Monday...but didn't know if anyone else had this experience? I am going to call my hematologist office tomorrow as well to ask - just wondered if anyone else in the group experienced this?