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mrsamberbrown posted:
my grandma has liver cancer and has been doing keamo but now she has gestational heart disease and fluid is filling up in her lungs but they still want to do keamo on her is that ok beacuse to me it sounds not safe
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cardiostarusa1 responded:
Hi:

"But now she has gestational heart disease"


Gestational heart disease?

The definition of "gestational" is the period of development in the uterus from conception to birth.


"Fluid is filling up in her lungs"

Sounds like congestive heart failure (CHF, which is a serious condition).


"Is that ok because to me it sounds not safe?"

Safety issues/matters can not be properly addressed via the Internet (which has serious limitations/restrictions), especially since everyone is unique, with each and every health/medical case/situation being different. This has to be addressed in-person by qualified doctors-only


And in general, and unfortunately, as applicable to the patient, some chemotherapy drugs can damage the heart, causing conditions such as heart failure at any time, or the worsening thereof.

The very best of luck to your grandma.

Take care,


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Heart Problems and Pregnancy

Changes in the mother's body may/can affect the heart and may/can lead to gestational heart problems, which may/can be temporary and may/can go away after the pregnancy is treated properly.

Additionally, as applicable to the patient, a woman with congenital (at birth, born with it) heart disease or defect for example has a high chance of sharing the disease with her baby.



Gestational heart-related problems

There are several heart-related problems that may/can be brought on by pregnancy. such as palpitations, heart murmur and peripartum cardiomyopathy.



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Heart Disease TYPES

Men and Women

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http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/heart-disease-men


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http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/guide/heart-disease-symptoms





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The Heart: (Human Anatomy) Pictures, Definition, Location in the Body and Heart Problems

http://www.webmd.com/heart/picture-of-the-heart


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