Study: Lung drugs linked with cardiac problems

Spiriva Atrovent and other inhaled anticholinergic agents are among those most commonly used for COPD. Dr. Sonal Singh assistant professor of internal medicine at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem N.C reports that "We found a 58 percent increased risk of cardiac death heart attack or stroke " in people taking these drugs. In absolute terms what it means is that if you were to use these drugs for a year your...

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