Bisphosphonates for Osteoporosis May Increase Rate of Atrial Fibrillation
Posted Feb 19 2009 6:31pm
Are you on bisphosphonates, such as Fosamax, Boniva, Actonel, or Reclast, to prevent osteoporosis, or are you considering them? If you have atrial fibrillation, or could be at risk for it, this new study will be of interest to you.
While this study found absolute risk of atrial fibrillation to be low, bisphosphonates may lead to serious atrial fibrillation, that requiring hospitalization or causing death.