Navigation Links
Blacks and East Asians Prone To Side Effects of Cardiovascular Drugs

A new study conducted to analyze the incidence of adverse drug reactions in cardiac patients has revealed that it is more common in blacks and those of an East Asian origin//, the results of which are published in the British Medical Journal.

The results of the present study highlight that difference in ethnicity may play a crucial role in determining the extent of harm of a specific treatment, instituted to an individual patient. This difference in drug reaction could be attributed to either genetic constitution of an individual or other cultural factors, in the opinion of Dr. Robin E. Ferner, senior author of the study.

Researchers at the City Hospital in Birmingham gathered data from 24 different studies to analyze the ethnic difference in adverse drug reactions of cardiovascular agents. With respect to ACE inhibitors, black ethnicity was found to increase the risk of developing angioedema, characterized by inflammation of the face, throat, tongue or lips by a margin of three times.

Furthermore, blacks were also at increased risk (50% high risk) of developing intracranial bleeding (bleeding in the brain) as a consequence of clot-busting therapy, than their non black counterparts.

The effect was also true for patients of an East Asian origin. More specifically, ACE inhibitor therapy was associated with a three fold increased risk of cough when compared to white patients.

At this juncture, clearly more studies are needed to accurately assess the risk of cardiovascular drugs and its impact on individuals of diverse ethnic origin.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Blacks decline Lung cancer surgery
2. Fewer Blacks Undergo Lung Cancer Surgery
3. Home Remedies More Used By Blacks And Native Americans
4. Malfunction Of Key Growth Factor Increases Mortality Rate From Pulmonary Fibrosis In Blacks
5. U.S: Prize for the best hearing category (ethnic groups) goes to…. Non-Hispanic Blacks
6. Bladder Cancer Has Worse Outcomes In Blacks
7. US Experts Necessitated On An Action Plan To Curb AIDS In Blacks
8. Genes May Trigger Repeated Premature Birth In Blacks
9. Blacks Get Treatment on Par With Whites for Cardiovascular Disease
10. South Asians in Canada being wooed by chips now!
11. South Asians Have Increased Heart Disease Risk in The UK
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/3/2016)... ... May 03, 2016 , ... Intrigma, ... today that Legacy Health is expanding its use of Intrigma’s cloud-based physician scheduling ... successful initial proof of concept. The Portland, Oregon based health system conducted a ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... May 03, 2016 , ... ... latest release of DocAve 6 Service Pack (SP) 7, the enterprise-class ... SharePoint 2016 and take advantage of the platform’s latest features – whether in ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... MD (PRWEB) , ... May 03, 2016 , ... ... line of reusable bags to replace billions of single-use, throw away plastic baggies. The ... devastating our oceans and sea life. , “The LunchSkins mission is all ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... Viera, FL (PRWEB) , ... May 03, 2016 ... ... simplified version of its FDA approved sSOIP telemedicine stethoscope software that enables the ... software version is called PCP-SSP and works with RNK’s flagship PCP-USB stethoscope. , ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... May 02, 2016 , ... As directed by its board of directors during ... full support to allow certified nurse practitioners (CNP) to practice to the full scope ... such supervision for three years and 3,600 hours. , In addition, HAP supports CNPs ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/28/2016)... -- Research and Markets has announced the ... 2016-2020" report to their offering.      ... global plastic surgery products market is expected to grow ... , ,The growing adoption of laser in aesthetics is ... market. Lasers are used to treat a broad range ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... 2016 Treato , the ... announced today that it has been named a Cool ... in Life Sciences, 2016, Stephen Davies , ... focuses on life-science- oriented analytics, algorithms and smart machine ... doctors, confirm medication ingestion, and analyze unstructured information.   ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... 28, 2016   Acsis , a leading provider ... IT market research and advisory firm IDC has named ... MarketScape: Worldwide Pharmaceutical Track and Trace Software 2016 Vendor ... an assessment of the capabilities and business strategies of ... market. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160427/360791LOGO ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: