Trade lower stroke risk for higher risk of having a heart attack? Oh boy…what a choice.
Posted Feb 08 2012 1:31pm
The new study findings, from Cleveland Clinic researchers Ken Uchino, MD, and Adrian V. Hernandez, MD, PhD, are based on a fairly large data set from seven clinical trials that enrolled 30,514 patients. These Cleveland Clinic researchers say their new study finds Pradaxa can up the odds of a heart attack by about a third when compared to warfarin (the old standard in blood thinners, a.k.a. rat poison ). Yet the same researchers who confirmed the link are telling people to keep taking Pradaxa. Not kidding, go read the full article in WedMD here and see how the drug maker responds…
Bottom Line: Do you really need to trade off your risks between a heart attack or stroke when selecting a medication? Perhaps ask your doctor if there are other safer nutritional options besides being prescribed a dangerous new med or staying on the same old rat poison .