Link between inhalers and irregular heartbeats?
Dr. Manny Alvarez weighs in
- Duration 2:43
- Date May 24, 2012
Dr. Manny Alvarez weighs in
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Well a new study suggesting young people -- -- inhalers to treat asthma.
May -- at the risk of developing heart problems like irregular heartbeat something like that joining me now fox is medically -- -- Manny Alvarez.
I -- doctor Alvarez so what we're talking about -- this -- -- again about irregular heartbeats why would this be happening and how how dangerous.
Well know how I look this is you know you have you have to remember that asthma rates have been going up and open up so that that doctors are looking for new new therapies.
This is a new class of asthma -- -- and keep calling our -- medications and what they do they have been used in the past of CO PD.
These medicines sometimes can give you the very fact that fast heartbeat.
So in some cases what they did is they looked at the effect of this increase hard -- Whether or not -- became irregular they looked at about 7600.
Kids or patients from small children only do the agent point four.
How when they found was that there was a one point 56.
The statistical increase in developing this kind of a written.
Now if you look at this and basic numbers basically is that 56 patients out of the 7600.
Have these are written it's been so it just comes to tell you that in in these types of medicine you have to be a little bit careful.
You have to consider things like no caffeine.
Energy drinks some over the counter medicines because those things can also make your heartbeat go faster and therefore can make the problem -- -- -- -- -- exactly there did your parent and in your child uses inhaler does that does the benefit of the inhaler.
Out outweigh the -- this happened so -- Absolutely.
As long as they don't have any on the -- -- condition or any medical problems like diabetes.
-- you know right now this is not something to be Majorly concerned about this is something that you have to be aware that it could be a potential side effect.
You have to talk to the doctor look for other contributing factors but absolutely many times -- medications are saving lives.
At a very severe asthma attack when it's not control can be right incredibly danger you know.
And sisters that was the other options are if you have as I mean often if you ABC's -- -- Nat without led the -- do carry within an inhaler so.
If that is something that's not good for them are there are.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- steroids you name it that this is is -- you variety of chemicals that we are being used.
And they're quite effective in the acute when you have a major X acceleration.
-- -- asthma attack our right to send it to be aware of capsule is to keep it -- you can read the whole story if Roger's health outcome and we about I think and I.