Heart Disease

Prasugrel: Steer Clear Of This Dangerous Blood Thinner

Prasugrel belongs to a class of drugs called anti-platelets. These blood thinners work by reducing or preventing the formation of blood clots, so that blood flow to the heart can be maintained to prevent further damage and they are often given to patients after an angioplasty. Prasugrel was approved back in 2009 under the brand […]

Digoxin: Steer Clear Of This “Medicine From Hell”

Digoxin is a drug that is used in heart rhythm disorders (like atrial fibrillation or A-fib) and congestive heart failure (CHF). We warned you about the dangers of digoxin a few months back. At that time, we told you about the horrifying results of a two-year Kaiser Permanente study of 15,000 people diagnosed with A-fib […]

The New Heart Drug Cangrelor Spells Bad News

Cangrelor is a blood thinning drug that is currently moving through the American Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval process at the speed of light. The agency is expected to give the green light for this drug sometime this summer. However, medical specialists have called the drug’s trials “disturbing” and “unethical”, and if anything, Cangrelor […]

Folic Acid Reduces Stroke Risk By 21%

Last week, I told you about the latest supplement-bashing research, which claimed that instead of reducing the risk of cancer, taking supplements actually increases the risk. In this botched analysis of 20 years of published studies on supplements, lead researcher Dr. Tim Byers, of the University of Colorado Cancer Centre, specifically highlighted the supposed cancer […]