Common Drug Boosts Heart Failure Risk
26 percent increased risk
Any time I come across a study on the potential dangers of aspirin, you can bet I’m going to tell you about it.
And I hope you take it seriously… because it might just save your life.
The medical community touts aspirin like it’s the cure-all for heart disease, but it’s not.
While it CAN be helpful in certain situations, it comes with plenty of risks—and some of them are deadly.
The latest one shows that it can actually increase your risk of heart failure.
Yes, you read that right.
A new study analyzed 30,000 people who were at risk of developing heart failure. (This meant that they had either high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, or a history of smoking.)
They found that in people who had at least ONE of these predisposing factors, taking aspirin was associated with a 26 percent increased risk of developing heart failure.
The researchers double- and triple-checked their results.
First, they did another analysis matching aspirin users with non-users, and again found that aspirin was associated with a 26 percent increased risk of a heart failure diagnosis.
Second, they evaluated only patients with no history of heart disease, and AGAIN found a 27 percent increased risk of heart failure in aspirin users.
They’re calling for more studies, but as you know, that can take years—years that this drug could be destroying your heart.
This—and plenty of other studies showing the dangers (including an increased risk of deadly bleeding)—indicate that taking aspirin as a preventative just isn’t worth the risk.
If you’re already taking aspirin, don’t stop cold turkey.
Talk to your doctor about the risk vs. benefit for your specific health issues, and then work with him to safely stop taking it if that’s what is best for your situation.
Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
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