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Was taking tamoxifen. Diagnosed with Congestive heart failure(CHF). On medicines. Are tamoxifen and CHF related?

I was taking Tamoxifen for 5 years. I am now menopausal and taking another drug for another 5 years (starts with L and I forget the name). I have newly diagnosed congestive heart failure . I knew I had intermittent atrial fib x 10 years or so, now it is not intermittent and I am on drugs for rate control, Xarelto, etc. My question is, is this just my bad luck or is there a connection between Tamoxifen and CHF?
Asked On : Sun, 17 Mar 2013
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Cardiologist 's  Response
Cardiomyopathy is not a symptom commonly associated with tamoxifen which is, on the whole, extremely well tolerated by most women who use it.
but some cases reported with tamoxifen ( it can be associated diseases in that patient)
intermittent AF also cause structural change heart , which can precipitate congestive heart failure
Answered: Mon, 18 Mar 2013
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Critical Care Specialist Dr. Arshad Hussain's  Response
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Dear patient, side effects of tamoxifen include thromboembolism, bleeding tendenciec, easy bruicing, fatty liver, hepatitis, swelling over body , hypersensitivity reaction and others but as such it is not known to cause congestive heart failure ,
wish so speedy recovery
Dr Arshad
Answered: Mon, 18 Mar 2013
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