People with a preexisting heart condition should avoid NSAID use, according to new data. ...
Oral and intravenous forms of the antifungal itraconazole (Sporanox) have been found to lead to an increased risk of congestive heart failure. ...
WHICH HEART DRUG?: Diuretics win the day
COX-2 AGAIN: Sorry, we haven’t finished with you yet
Digoxin, the heart drug derived from digitalis, has now been comprehensively shown to be ineffective in heart failure, according to a study of nearly 7000 patients.
If I had more money than morals, the first thing I’d do is plough every last red cent of mine into a drug company. No other profession, to my mind, has such total success in inventing a dubious solution, manufacturing the market to peddle it to and...
I take a prescription drug, an angiotensin receptor antagonist, called Aprovel (irbesartan) following a myocardial infarction seven years ago. Although Aprovel should only be used for high blood pressure,
Heart failure is a catch-all term which simply means that your heart isn’t working quite as well as it should. A number of problems building up over time can result in a heart that can’t pump as well as it used to.
Angiotensin II-receptor blockers are called ‘safe’ drugs - safer than ACE inhibitors. Notably, they don’t cause persistent coughing, a very common side-effect of the ACE drugs
A new British review has concluded that a woman taking HRT is more likely to contract a life-threatening disease than be protected against one.