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NewsBites April 2010 Issue

Hidden Heart Dangers of Herbs

Those herbal remedies you’re taking for your health may actually interact with your prescription drugs, altering their effectiveness or increasing the risk of bleeding or other cardiovascular problems. A new Mayo Clinic review of nearly 90 studies over the past 44 years warns that patients and physicians may be dangerously unaware of the ways herbal nostrums can interact with common cardiovascular medications.

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