During cold winter days many of us can be taken ill. As a rule we suffer from viral upper respiratory tract infection and acute respiratory disease. But quite often we call the diseases cold and flu. Now we want you to give a response to our simple question: ” What are the pharmaceuticals that you take for relieving cold or influenza?” Answered? Good. Now let us guess your variants of answer. Probably, most of you gave the following responses: ibuprofen or any other resolvent drugs. If you’ve given response like that, and we sure that approximately each of you gave such responses, you’ll be surprised but you fall under risk group to suffer from heart attack. How is it possible? Go on reading, we will share with you everything that we know about the issue.
There have been made a research by Dr. Cheng-Chung Fang ( Taiwan) from 2007 to 2011. Nearly ten thousand patients with heart seizure have been registered. The patients with heart seizure were classifed into several categories:
- patients with acute respiratory infection;
- patients using resolvent drugs during acute respiratory infection;
- patients who were not suffering acute respiratory infection and were not using any resolvent drug.
Well, the research has shown the following results: The patients using resolvent drugs during acute respiratory infection have got 3.4 times more chances to have a heart attack. In case of endovenously treatment with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs the chances to have a heart seizure raised 7.2 times. Acute respiratory infection itself increases the chances of heart attack up to 1.5 times.
Of course, all the information mentioned above is just observation, but it gives us food for thought.While providing treatment, nevertheless, physicians should be mindful of the fact that there’s such a possibility to increase the chances of heart attack using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in some cases. And it only motivates doctors to be more careful and considerate towards their patients.
Let us said once again that we cannot claim that resolvent drugs cause drugs, but the figures of some studies on heart and medicaments make us think so.