February 3, 2010

Herbal remedies interfere with drugs for heart disease

By Kelley Luckstein

Patients who are using drugs indicated to treat or prevent heart disease

should by all means avoid using herbal remedies, as there can be some dangerous interactions between the two, according to a study published in the February 9, 2010, issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology…


The herbal remedies that may cause problems in patients taking drugs for heart disease include St. John's wort, gingko biloba, garlic and even grapefruit juice among others, said Arshad Jahangir, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Consultant Cardiologist, Mayo Clinic Arizona and colleagues.


Foodconsumer.org by Jimmy Downs, 2/2/2010


Additional coverage: US News & World Report, Health News Report, WBAY

Tags: Cardiology, Complementary/Alternative Medicine, heart disease, herbal remedies

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