Anti-Migraine Drugs Might Cause More Pain Than Relief For Those With Heart,,Disease

DALLAS, Texas, July 7 -- As if lowering risk factors for heart attack isn't headache enough, researchers report that migraine sufferers with established heart disease shouldn't take certain anti-migraine medications.

Dutch researchers report in today's Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association that studies of blood vessels in the lab show that several migraine medications cause the vessels feeding the heart to contract. If these vessels, called coronary arteries, are already narrowed by heart disease, the contraction effects of the migraine drugs can tip the balance, resulting in chest pain and even heart attacks.

For individuals whose blood circulation is not slowed by heart disease, the scientists say that the migraine drug's contraction effects should not be dangerous.

"For most migraine sufferers this is not a problem," says Antoinette MaassenVanDenBrink, postgraduate student, pharmacology department, Erasmus University. "But if the coronary artery is already narrowed, there might not be enough reserve. In such cases, a small additional contraction may cause problems."

Therefore, doctors should be cautious about prescribing anti-migraine medications to people with established heart disease. Patients with risk factors for heart disease -- such as high blood pressure or cholesterol -- should not be prescribed this medication without a thorough evaluation showing the patient is free of heart disease, she says.

The researchers studied the coronary arteries' reaction to several anti-migraine medications after reports of chest pain and heart attack in some patients given drugs for migraine headaches. Manufacturers of some of the newer drugs have suggested their drugs are less likely to cause this type of problem, she says. However, scientists found that the drugs had similar effects on artery narrowing.

The researchers took 14 arteries from organ donors who had died from non-cardiac reasons. After measuring each artery's abilit

Contact: Brian Henry
American Heart Association

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Drugs used to treat Alzheimers in nursing homes are worsening sufferers illness
2. Drugs aid weight loss among type 2 diabetes patients
3. Drugs experts call for government backing to stop the spread of hepatitis C
4. Drugs may not be best weapon against teen migraines, study finds
5. Drugs and stress management together best manage chronic tension headache: Clinical trial proves benefit of combined therapies
6. Drugs made from polymers, the stuff of plastics
7. Even in an era of HAART Drugs, HIV patients are vulnerable to opportunistic infections
8. Two Beta-Blocker Drugs Equal In Treating Heart Failure
9. Interferon Significantly Affects Metabolism Of Other Drugs Given To Cancer Patients, Finds University Of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
10. Advertising May Influence Physicians Choice Of Blood Pressure Drugs
11. Should Doctors Urge Patients To Take Breaks From Their Drugs?

Post Your Comments:

(Date:1/8/2020)... , ... January 08, 2020 , ... ... Best MedSpa in Living Magazine’s 2019 Best of Memorial Readers’ Choice Awards. ... and high-quality skincare. Being named Best MedSpa in Memorial reflects Mirror Mirror Beauty ...
(Date:1/8/2020)... ... January 08, 2020 , ... Quality Health Care Concierge was ... approach and to maintain a comfortable and preferred lifestyle with their Companion Care services ... holistic care and has been a leader in the healthcare field for over a ...
(Date:1/7/2020)... ... January 07, 2020 , ... G-CON Manufacturing, the leader ... company’s 200,000 sq. ft. manufacturing site in College Station, TX. The new facility, ... POD architectural, mechanical, electrical and automation fit out. , “This facility allows us ...
(Date:1/7/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... January 07, 2020 , ... Destressing the ... ROI of RPA and AI automation are among the topics to be examined at ... in Las Vegas. Nick Fricano, chief executive officer for Healthfuse, a leader in supporting ...
(Date:1/7/2020)... ... January 07, 2020 , ... CBD For The People was created ... focus on the individual customer service experience. Transparency and integrity are the core of ... second. By taking care of the people first, they know that satisfied customers will ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/7/2020)... ... ... Myant Inc., the pioneers in Textile Computing™, will be showcasing a line-up of ... 7-10, Las Vegas), including apparel from the Skiin Connected Health & Wellness line which ... 2020 Innovation Awards. , While electrocardiography, or the study of the electrical activity of ...
(Date:1/3/2020)... ... ... In Partnership with the Smiles for Everyone Foundation , Monarch ... TX office on February 8th. , Dental services provided include same-day procedures such as ... . For more information, please visit the Monarch Dental website . , ...
(Date:1/2/2020)... ... January 01, 2020 , ... In an age of the current mental ... call for community support to embrace acceptance and understanding of the needs of atypical’s ... Ethan’s Healthy Mind Express train, a new story that represents the Children’s First Mental ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: