Tag Archives: Heart

Pfizer’s blockbuster-to-be Vyndaqel is too costly for heart patients, study suggests

Pfizer’s tafamidis arrived in the U.S. in 2019 with a vastly discounted list price over rival transthyretin amyloidosis drugs. But its $ 225,000-a-year tag still seems too much for many heart patients. Previous cost-effectiveness analyses and physicians themselves have warned tafamidis is too pricey—the world’s most expensive medication for cardiovascular disease, to be exact. And now,… Read More »

Medical News Today: Heart health: Are women getting incorrect treatment?

Recent research suggests that ignoring sex-specific risk factors of heart disease has resulted in women having a higher risk of dying from heart failure than men. Share on PinterestDifferences between men and women may mean that the latter do not receive the right treatment for heart conditions. A review published in Nature Medicine reveals an… Read More »

When is your heart beating too fast

Do not stop any of these medications abruptly, as serious side effects may occur. If you experience symptoms or side effects, especially if severe, be sure to discuss them with your health care team. If when is your heart beating too fast have a family history of heart disease, stroke, high blood cholesterol, or high… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Ablation therapy helps abnormal heart rhythm

Atrial fibrillation, once a rarity, is now quite common with approximately 6,000 cases being seen a year in the UK. It can be successfully treated with drugs, however, ablation therapy, ­is now seen as a procedure for patients whose atrial ­fibrillation is causing palpitations or breathlessness, and who haven’t ­responded to drugs or don’t want… Read More »