MY EKG test was normal last week before starting Tasigna and this week it come up boarderline normal. My ventrical rate was 70 bpm last week and my ventrical rate this week was 58 bpm. My QT/Qtc is fine at 398 from 390 the week before which is the main focus during Tasigna use. My nurse said that she thinks my heart is perfectly fine and the EKG report I had wasn't a final report. A cardiologist will read and let me know by Monday. From what I read, this condition is actually happens in healthy people who are athlectic and usually isn't a concern. Is there medication you can take if needed to improve the ventrical rate? I am not on my 300mg 2x per day because of my having a concern with this but 2 doctors and my nurse say I am fine. Currently on 150mg 2x per day.....
We shall see come Monday if this is the case. I was told I go back to playing sports and etc..because they say my heart appears to be very strong and healtyh and also.....ONTO THE GOOD NEWS
I AM IN HEMATOLOGICAL REMISSION >>>YEAH!! We will see about where I am with CCR because my BMB report still hasn't come back in so hopefully to see how close I am to being in CCR. My blood counts are awesome since I started Tasigna, just wish they looked as good when I was on Gleevec. The itching on my head and body is drivng me crazy at times but they did offer predisone shot to help clear up the little rash I have and take away the itching...
My VITALs were BP 123/77, Pulse 71 (which brings me back to the ventrical rate of 58? Doesn't make sense) and my repirations were 16.
Blood Work as follows:
WBC 5.98 / Neutrophils, Poly ABS, 3.83
Hemoglobin 15.3 / RBC 5.13
Hematocrit H 46.5
Platelet Count 339
PCR BCR/ABL Ratio .008047 (Mostly contributed to use of Gleevec before Tasinga)
Numbers are awesome..Doctors are confident numbers will remain the same or drop slightly on my normal dose when that starts on Monday and then a 3rd EKG on Wednesday of this coming week to make sure my ticker is ok......
Thoughts or comments appreciated.....