Misdiagnosis of Medication Causes of Heart attack


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About medication causes: Another misdiagnosis possibility is that a particular medication or substance may be the real cause of the disease. Certain medications, chemicals, toxins or substances may possibly be underlying causes of Heart attack. Side effects of medications, or exposure to toxins, chemicals, or other substances may cause a symptom or condition. Hence, they become possible underlying causes of Heart attack but are often misdiagnosed or overlooked as a cause. For a general overview of this misdiagnosis issue, see Medication Underlying Cause Misdiagnosis.

Medication causes list: The list of possible medications or substances mentioned in sources as possibly causing Heart attack includes:

  • High-dose birth control pills - increases the risk of heart attack because of blood clots.
  • Short-acting nifedipine - a calcium channel blocker for hypertesion; was found to increase risk of heart attack for some patients on high doses.

Last revision: April 9, 2003

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