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Popular Medication Given During Open Heart Surgery Possibly Linked to Cardiac Trauma

//Popular Medication Given During Open Heart Surgery Possibly Linked to Cardiac Trauma

Popular Medication Given During Open Heart Surgery Possibly Linked to Cardiac Trauma

By David Mittleman

Popular Surgery Medication Linked to Heart Attacks

The medical community is astir after recent reports that a popular medication given during surgery has the potential to stop patients’ hearts.  The drug, protamine sulfate, is given to patients undergoing open heart surgery and is used to reverse the effects of Heparin, an anti-coagulating drug.  Protamine sulfate is commonly used to neutralize the body during a Heparin overdose, as well.

Company Claims it is Thoroughly Investigating Reports

The company who makes protamine sulfate, Fresensius Ambi, says that the drug should be administered slowly to patients in order to prevent any negative side effects.  The …read more

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