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NEWS Century-old heart drug is a killer

November 24th 2014

Digoxin is a drug that's been used for more than a century to control the heart rate in people with atrial fibrillation (irregular/fast heartbeat)-but researchers have discovered only this week that it can be a killer.

NEWS Energy drinks causing sudden heart attack deaths

September 9th 2014

Energy drinks should come with a health warning

NEWS Common heart drug linked to cancer

April 10th 2013

A common heart drug increases the chances of cancer

NEWS Fish oils are the best defence against heart disease

August 7th 2009

Fish and omega-3 fish oils are the most powerful defences against heart disease - and they can help prevent a fatal heart attack in people with existing heart problems, even if they've had one attack already

NEWS Chronic disease: First check your denture adhesive

November 20th 2008

If you suffer from a longstanding health problem, and you happen to wear dentures, check out the label of the adhesive you're using - it may be the unsuspected cause

NEWS Heart Drug: It kills people with existing condition

July 4th 2008

A new wonder drug - designed to combat irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) - is in trouble after research discovered it is killing the patient

FEATURE Elective surgery

January 2006 (Vol. 16 Issue 10) /

* High-risk conditions - Unstable angina- Heart attack (acute or recent)- Heart failure- Significant heart blockage- Heart disease with arrhythmia- Severe valvular heart disease- Multiple intermediate-risk markers such as a previous heart attack, heart failure or diabetes

FEATURE Wireless modem affected my heartbeat

June 2004 (Vol. 15 Issue 3)

Last July, out of the blue, I developed a disruption to my heart rhythm

FEATURE Heart drug is wrecking my life

November 2003 (Vol. 14 Issue 8) /

Tambocor (flecainide) is one of a group of antiarrhythmics called 'class I agents', or sodium-channel blockers

FEATURE She's feeling the bad vibrations

March 2002 (Vol. 12 Issue 12)

On page 1 of the January 2002 issue of WDDTY (vol 12 no 10), there is a list of causes of heart arrhythmias

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