Tag Archives: Heart

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 »

Pharmacy warns FDA of cancer-causing chemical found in widely used heart pill

Getty Images A pharmacy warned the Food and Drug Administration that it found a chemical believed to cause cancer in a widely used blood pressure medication, according to a filing from the federal agency. Valisure, an online pharmacy company licensed in 37 states, told the FDA last week that high levels of dimethylformamide were found… Read More »

E-cigarette use, flavorings may increase heart disease risk, study finds

cells exposed to the e-liquids — or to blood collected from e-cigarette users shortly after vaping — are less viable and exhibit significantly increased levels of molecules implicated in DNA damage and cell death. The cells are also less able to form new vascular tubes and to migrate and participate in wound healing. The severity… Read More »