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Commonly prescribed classes of antibiotics may lead to heart disorders

Commonly prescribed classes of antibiotics may lead to heart disorders
The Siliconreview
18 September, 2019

Researchers from the University of British Columbia (UBC), have stated that people who consume antibiotics on a regular basis are at a high risk of getting heart-related diseases. Patients who take most commonly used type of antibiotics such as; fluoro-quinolone, Ciprofloxacin, and amoxicillin face a 2.4 times greater risk of developing mitral and aortic regurgitation, where the backward flow of blood blocking the arteries and veins.

The researchers have said that the main reason behind this is the inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics which will cause both antibiotic resistance as well serious heart disorders. Scientists have analyzed data from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and have reported that the patients who take antibiotics in an inappropriate manner can develop heart disease much faster.

Due to the excessive pressure built-up in the veins and blood capillaries caused due to the backward flow of blood may rupture the aorta region which may lead to ischemic strokes and can seize the mitral regulation.

The FDA has asked the physicians to be thoughtful while prescribing antibiotics, which can cause serious harm. The researchers are also trying to figure out the exact mechanism involved behind this and are also finding an alternative for fluoro-quinolone, Ciprofloxacin, and amoxicillin which are the main trouble causers.