News tagged with irregular heartbeat

Arrhythmia drug may increase cancer risk

One of the most widely used medications to treat arrhythmias may increase the risk of developing cancer, especially in men and people exposed to high amounts of the drug. That is the conclusion of a new retrospective study ...

Apr 08, 2013
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Clogged heart arteries can foreshadow stroke

Blockages in your heart arteries could mean you're more likely to have a stroke, even if you're considered low risk, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.

Feb 28, 2013
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FDA clears anticlotting drug Eliquis

The Food and Drug Administration says it has approved the anticlotting drug Eliquis, developed by Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and Pfizer Inc. It's a potential blockbuster drug in a new category of medicines to prevent strokes ...

Dec 28, 2012
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Bristol-Myers, Pfizer's Eliquis approved in Japan

Regulators in Japan have approved sales of an anticlotting drug called Eliquis, developed by Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and Pfizer Inc., that's a potential blockbuster in a new category of medicines to prevent strokes and heart ...

Dec 26, 2012
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How dangerous are energy drinks for young people?

(Medical Xpress)—News reports broke this week that since 2003, three Canadian teens have died from drinking energy drinks, and 35 others have suffered series side effects like amnesia and irregular heartbeat. ...

Nov 21, 2012
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Expert: Time to break the beta blocker habit?

First developed in the 1950s, beta blockers have been a mainstay in medicine for decades, used to treat everything from heart disease to stage fright to glaucoma. But some older classes of beta blockers are ...

Nov 12, 2012
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