Asthma Meds May Be Linked to Irregular Heartbeat

by drsjbecker on June 12, 2012

New research suggests that young asthma patients who use drugs known as inhaled anticholinergics — such as ipratropium [Atrovent] — could be more likely than others to suffer from potentially dangerous irregular heartbeat.

“Obviously, this finding raises concern because of the recent interest in use of anticholinergics in asthma,” study author Todd Lee of the University of Illinois at Chicago, said in a news release from the American Thoracic Society

Health Day ( – By Randy Dotinga – (Tuesday, May 22, 2012) –


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