Medicines for colds threaten myocardial

Use of medicines for colds and flu three times increases the risk of heart attack. To such an unexpected conclusion was made by researchers from Taiwan.

Millions of people at the first symptoms of colds or flu virus rush to the pharmacy to buy medicine. Although these drugs sometimes help reduce discomfort, a new study suggests that non-prescription painkillers cause more harm than good. For example, ibuprofen and drugs based on it during outbreaks or infections of the chest cavity increases the risk of heart attack in as many as three times.

Researchers from the National Taiwan University Hospital analyzed data on nearly 10000 patients who are admitted to hospital with heart attacks for 7 years. The purpose of the observation was to find out whether exert some influence on the risk of heart attack drugs from the group of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. The researchers also monitored the occurrence of acute respiratory infections like colds and flu. The results showed that the use of oral anesthetics during respiratory infections 3.4 times increases the risk of heart attack.

If the patients were given these drugs through a drip in a hospital, the risk of heart attack increased as much as 7.2 times. At the same time patients with these infections, which did not take drugs, the risk of heart attack was increased by 2.7 times in comparison with data rates from completely healthy person. And only when receiving data medicines at a time when the body was not infections, increased risk of heart attack only half.

The study authors emphasize that physicians should be especially careful to prescribe drugs for the treatment of acute respiratory infections. It must be remembered that sometimes statement is unjustified in terms of the risk of cardiovascular disease.