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Heart Issues


Hi Everyone, I am a CML patient, and was diagnosed with left atrium enlargement. Does anyone here have heart issues? I have taken Gleevec 300 mg. for 5 years, our miracle drug. Is this reversible? Thank you.





Hi Adelaide,

Are your doctors certain this has happened since your were diagnosed? Or, is it possible you've had this left atrium enlargement for some time before?

It's not an issue I have heard of before with TKIs. Through totally different reasons I am a little familiar with atrial hypertrophy which was caused by anaemia - basically, the heart had to work much harder to pump low-nutrient blood around which led to this.