Tag Archives: Heart

Pharmacy tests turn up another cancer-causing compound in heart drugs

Drugs containing valsaratan, losartan and irbesartan made by a variety of companies in a variety of countries have been taken off pharmacy shelves since July, when tests turned up chemicals in them that are considered carcinogens. The recalls of these angiotensin II receptor blockers or ARBs continue to expand. The US Food and Drug Administration… Read More »

Pharmacy warns FDA of cancer-causing chemical found in widely used heart pill

Getty Images A pharmacy warned the Food and Drug Administration that it found a chemical believed to cause cancer in a widely used blood pressure medication, according to a filing from the federal agency. Valisure, an online pharmacy company licensed in 37 states, told the FDA last week that high levels of dimethylformamide were found… Read More »

Novel Therapeutic Approach Effective At Reducing Pressure For Heart Failure Patients

LAS VEGAS  – Results from a first-in-man proof of concept study found occlusion of the superior vena cava (SVC) rapidly and effectively reduces pressure and volume in the heart. This is the first study targeting the SVC as a therapeutic area for heart failure patients to reduce cardiac filling pressures without reducing cardiac output or… Read More »