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How can medications cause heart failure?

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Some drugs and natural supplements cause or worsen heart failure because they:

  • Are toxic to your heart
  • Affect the strength of heart muscle contractions
  • Make high blood pressure worse
  • Prevent heart failure medications from working well

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Heart Failure: Definition.”

Drug Safety : “Heart failure induced by non-cardiac drugs.”

Circulation : “Drugs That May Cause or Exacerbate Heart Failure.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on July 21, 2017

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Heart Failure: Definition.”

Drug Safety : “Heart failure induced by non-cardiac drugs.”

Circulation : “Drugs That May Cause or Exacerbate Heart Failure.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on July 21, 2017

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