Navigation Links
Arrhythmia drug may increase cancer risk
Date:4/7/2013

One of the most widely used medications to treat arrhythmias may increase the risk of developing cancer, especially in men and people exposed to high amounts of the drug. That is the conclusion of a new retrospective study published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. The study's results indicate that a potential link between amiodarone and cancer warrants further investigation.

Amiodarone was approved in 1985 for the treatment of arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats. Because the drug is fat-soluble and degrades very slowly, large amounts can accumulate in soft tissues after a long-term prescription. Previous studies have shown that amiodarone might increase the risk of certain cancers, but no large-scale study has looked at the issue.

To investigate, Vincent Yi-Fong Su, MD, of the Taipei Veterans General Hospital in Taiwan, and his colleagues studied 6,418 individuals taking the drug, following them for an average of 2.57 years. A total of 280 participants developed cancer.

Patients who were male or who received high cumulative daily doses of amiodarone within the first year had an increased risk of developing cancer. Those with both factors were 46 percent more likely to develop cancer than those with neither factor. After taking age, sex, and illnesses into account, individuals taking a high amount of amiodarone had nearly twice the risk of developing cancer as those taking a low amount of the drug.

"We suggest that cancer events should be routinely reported in future amiodarone trials, and further observational research is necessary," said Dr. Su. "Also, when prescribing amiodarone, doctors need to keep in mind that this medication may increase cancer risk."


'/>"/>

Contact: Amy Molnar
sciencenewsroom@wiley.com
Wiley
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Zithromax Arrhythmia and Sudden Death Allegation Claims Now Being Accepted by Resource4thePeople Lawyers
2. Zithromax Arrhythmia and Sudden Death Allegation Lawsuits Now Being Investigated by Resource4thePeople Lawyers
3. Researchers use iPSCs to define optimal treatment for managing life-threatening arrhythmias
4. Predicting risk of arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death: Theres a computer model for that
5. ESC analysis reveals arrhythmia treatment gaps between Eastern and Western Europe
6. Fine tuning cardiac ablation could lead to quicker results for patients with arrhythmias
7. AMD Global Telemedicine Reports Increase in International Adoption of Clinical Telemedicine
8. Private Companies Will Face Increased Competition for Sales in 2013 - Newport Board Group Releases Seven Strategies Designed to Improve Customer Retention
9. DrugRisk Adds Study Showing Pradaxa May Increase Viral Infection Risk
10. More Evidence Shows Hormone Therapy May Increase Breast Cancer Risk
11. When Breast Cancer Spreads to Lungs, Surgery May Increase Survival
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/5/2015)... COVINGTON, LOUISIANA (PRWEB) March 05, 2015 ... announce its continued support of the annual American Heart ... This year, Bret Kolman, Lakeview Regional Chief Executive Officer, ... take place on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Fontainebleau ... event sponsorship, Lakeview Regional has 20 individual teams participating ...
(Date:3/5/2015)... New fiber fix heat wrap, a fiber glass adhesive launched ... kind product, manufactured to withstand the highest of temperatures. This ... in the market by customers who look to mold together ... cannot be done with the usual adhesives. , A spokesperson ... our new product Fiber Fix Heat Warp and already see ...
(Date:3/5/2015)... The cornerstone of the Vacuworx design ... smarter commercial lifting system and with the introduction of ... in more green construction projects . , Vacuworx ... System for lifting concrete road slabs and the Hydraulic ... projects. , The Octapad System was designed with ...
(Date:3/5/2015)... March 05, 2015 March is ... information campaign sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition ... a Healthy Lifestyle," which promotes the consumption of ... for achieving and maintaining a healthy weight, reducing ... , Whether a person is new to ...
(Date:3/5/2015)... Medical professionals suggest the physician shortage is no ... is worsening. The demand for doctors far exceeds the ... of the physician shortage, health care organizations and medical ... physicians and advanced practitioners throughout the U.S. through a ... Physician openings take an average of 204 days to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Get Your Heart Set on Walking a Better "Path" - Lakeview Regional Medical Center Sponsors Northshore Heart Walk 2Health News:Get Your Heart Set on Walking a Better "Path" - Lakeview Regional Medical Center Sponsors Northshore Heart Walk 3Health News:TheHardwareCity.com Launches New Fiber Fix Heat Wrap For High Temperature Applications 2Health News:New Vacuworx Concrete Lifting Systems Aid Safer, Greener Environment As Contractors Seek LEED Incentives 2Health News:New Vacuworx Concrete Lifting Systems Aid Safer, Greener Environment As Contractors Seek LEED Incentives 3Health News:National Nutrition Month® Tips for Athletes from the Austin Sports Medicine Team at Medicine in Motion 2Health News:National Nutrition Month® Tips for Athletes from the Austin Sports Medicine Team at Medicine in Motion 3Health News:Physician Shortage Crisis Worsening 2
... painful rashes. Prescription medications including steroid creams that ... ,When over five million Americans suffer from that ... frenzied response, especially when backed by some kind of ... even though experts are skeptical. ,"We can ...
... of anthropologists have embarked on a project to save Tibetan ... professor Gerald Roche, the volunteer-run Tibetan Endangered Music Project (TEMP) ... and return them back to the community. ,"The ... them to our communities. We want to record as many ...
... countries holding an international summit on bird flu in Aviemore ... birds are not an answer to the outbreaks of ... the Avian Flu Task Force under the UN international convention ... wild birds have been infected in some cases, the scientists ...
... to help people quit smoking? Get a national TV network ... of a new study that found calls to a national ... anchor Peter Jennings death from lung cancer. ,Its ... also have to advertise it, said Erik Augustson, a behavioral ...
... be negative, write Professor Desmond O'Neill and colleagues. Yet ... prudent driving behaviours. Furthermore, stopping driving can limit ... independent risk factor for entry into a nursing home. ... therefore try to balance mobility and safety in the ...
... Alteon Inc. announced today that it has dosed ... trial (Study 201) of ALT-2074, its lead glutathione peroxidase ... haptoglobin that renders them at high risk for cardiovascular ... designed to evaluate ALT-2074's ability to lower inflammatory cardiovascular ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Experts Critical of a New OTC Product to Treat Psoriasis 2Health News:Experts Critical of a New OTC Product to Treat Psoriasis 3Health News:Digital Music Project Aims to Save Tibetan Folk Songs from Extinction 2Health News:National TV Promotion Triples Calls to Smoking Cessation Hotline 2Health News:Alteon Initiates Phase 2 Trial of ALT-2074 in Diabetes and Haptoglobin 2-2 2
(Date:3/4/2015)... March 4, 2015 The March 3, 2015, order from ... must change their products, labels to clarify the drugs, intended ... and stroke is necessary to protect the public from injury ... partner at Simmons Hanly Conroy . The ... that the products – currently taken by millions of U.S. ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... CITY, Kan. , March 4, 2015   ... a pet therapeutics company focused on the licensing, development ... today announced that it will present at the ... 10-12, 2015, at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel in ... Steven St. Peter , M.D., President and Chief ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... N.J. , March 4, 2015  Bayer ... Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the company,s Biologics ... Factor VIII compound.  Bayer is seeking FDA approval ... for the treatment of hemophilia A in children ... to continually bringing new therapies to hemophilia A ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Simmons Hanly Conroy, LLC: FDA Orders Label Warnings on Testosterone Drugs Concerning Normal Aging Use and Heart Attack-Stroke Risks 2Aratana Therapeutics to Present at the Barclays Global Healthcare Conference 2FDA Accepts Bayer's Biologics License Application for Investigational Treatment Option in Hemophilia A 2FDA Accepts Bayer's Biologics License Application for Investigational Treatment Option in Hemophilia A 3
... , May 10 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- On April ... cases with Beijing Un-Assegai Technical &,Trade Co. Ltd. (hereinafter referred ... China , as claimant and U.S. Abbott,Laboratories (Abbott U.S.; ... by the,China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), which,has ...
... , Fla., May 10 Dr. Richard ... with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes for Protege Encore, a ... of two Phase III studies testing the safety and efficacy ... as Protege, has completed enrollment of more than 530 subjects ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Assegai Wins Big Settlement Against ABBOTT's Subsidiary 2Protege Encore Clinical Trial Evaluates New Investigational Approach For Individuals Recently Diagnosed With Type 1 Diabetes 2
... enables highly sensitive time-resolved fluorescence detection ... fluorophores. These compounds are excited with ... fluorescence lifetimes (several hundred microseconds), large ... profiles at 620 nm. Therefore with ...
... most advanced multi-functional microplate detection system, ... performance without compromising flexibility. ,The ... on the Ultra instrument platform. New ... adds to the flexibility of the ...
... OPTIMA is a fully automated microplate ... different measurement principles:, , Fluorescence Polarization ... Fluorescence , High-Performance Luminescence (flash ... ,It is designed for the ...
... FLUOstar is a flexible multifunction plate reader ... one instrument: fluorescence intensity, time-resolved fluorescence, high-perfomance ... be equipped with injectors that deliver reagent ... fast kinetic cell assays can be performed ...
Medicine Products: