Tag Archives: Heart

Pfizer’s heart med Vyndaqel off and running thanks to diagnosis push: execs

Early in its launch for rare heart disease meds Vyndaqel and Vyndamax, Pfizer is fielding an awareness and diagnosis push that’s paying off big-time. Thousands of patients have been diagnosed, sales have mounted to almost a half-billion dollars—and much more opportunity’s yet to come, execs said Tuesday. Vyndaqel and its sister formulation Vyndamax scored FDA approvals last May to treat wild-type… Read More »

Cannabis tied to severe heart attack risk in younger adults

(Reuters Health) – Teens and young adults who use cocaine, amphetamines and cannabis are more likely to be hospitalized for heart attacks by early adulthood than their counterparts who don’t use these drugs, a recent study suggests. Researchers examined data from 2010-2014 on 1,694 patients ages 15 to 22 who were hospitalized for heart attacks,… Read More »

Thousands of strokes and heart attacks could be prevented by switching blood pressure pill

Thousands of strokes and heart attacks could be ­prevented if patients switched blood pressure pills. Health records for five million with high blood ­pressure revealed the most popular pills, ACE inhibitors, were less ­effective than an alternative and caused more side effects. The study in The Lancet ­estimates that changing to thiazide diuretics would prevent… Read More »