Trasylol heart surgery injection problems

Trasylol (also known as aprotinin) is a heart bypass surgery injection which is given to reduce blood loss during the procedure.  Last year the aprotinin injection was linked to an increased risk of kidney failure, heart attacks and strokes.  A recent study adds to the concerns… Read More

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February 7, 2007 | No Comments

Trasylol injection safety warning

The FDA has announced that there will be a stronger Trasylol injection warning and that the use of the injection should be limited to specific situations.  The Trasylol injection has been linked to a serious risk of kidney damage, heart attacks, strokes and death.  As a result,… Read More

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December 18, 2006 | No Comments

Plavix TTP Blood Disorder Side Effect

[alert type="general" accent_color="" background_color="" border_size="1px" icon="fa-asterisk" box_shadow="yes" animation_type="0" animation_direction="down" animation_speed="0.1" class="" id=""]UPDATE: Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. is no longer accepting new Plavix cases. This archived post is for informational purposes.[/alert] One of the less common, but certainly very serious, Plavix side effects is the increased risk… Read More

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December 3, 2006 | 48 Comments

Overuse of medicated stents leads to increased risk

Recently serious questions have been raised about the safety of medicated stents, which are widely used during angioplasty proceedures following heart attacks.  Cardiologists have expressed concerns about medicated stent side effects which may increase risk of heart attacks and blood clots for years after the proceedure.… Read More

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November 20, 2006 | 9 Comments