I am age 70 and diagnosed with PC in January and following a PSMA PET scan found that it has metaticised to pelvis, ribs and skull.
I am taking Aberaterone plus steroid and PSA has gone from 10 to 0.1 in a couple of months. So doing its job so far.
However, when monitoring my blood pressure (which is ok) we noticed that my pulse rate varies between 75bpm and 35 bpm! Referred to a cardiologist who says that I have an ectopic (out of place) hearbeat, where the left ventricle (lower chamber) is sending out a pulse, which is not picked up by the normal pulse meter.. I had echocardiogram and monitor for 24hrs and this showed that the ectopic beat is there 44% of time, which is very high. No symptoms though!
They are now suggesting beta blockers, but the 'side effects' for Aberaterone talks about possible heart murmers etc and before I go on yet another tablet, which by reputation will make me feel rough (?) I want to ask if anyone else has experienced a similar problem?
My Oncologist says that Aberaterone doesn't cause this sort of heart problem - but you good people out there might know different from personal experience?
Any thoughts welcome