According to the fan site SickThingsUK, former Alice Cooper guitarist Steve Hunter was admitted to a hospital in Phoenix, Ariz., with atrial fibrillation in November of 2012. He was kept in the hospital overnight and treated with medication to bring his heartbeat back to normal. The doctors were trying to figure out what caused the episode.
Hunter’s heartbeat returned to normal after 19 hours with treatment and he was released. He had toured with Alice Cooper throughout 2011, but decided to leave the band earlier in 2012 so that he could focus on solo gigs. His AF is one of the most common heart conditions a person can develop.
Atrial fibrillation is a condition that causes patients to suffer from an irregular heartbeat and flutters. The condition is known to lead to ischemic strokes for many patients, which is why there’s so much demand for different treatments that will help prevent it. Most patients prefer to use prescription drugs to prevent strokes. The most popular prescription medication used is Warfarin, an anticoagulant. Newer drugs approved for this use include dabigatran and apixaban — also anticoagulants. However, one anticoagulant medication that is now being considered only as a last-ditch attempt treat AF is Multaq.
Multaq is made by Sanofi-Aventis, and is only used for AF if every other drug doesn’t work. The reason for this is because the drug has been found to be more dangerous than the condition it is used to treat. Multaq has been linked to serious conditions which include liver failure and a worsening of the heart condition. Most recently, the drug has been linked to lung disease and pulmonary toxicity, as well.
If you or a family member has been diagnosed with liver failure, lung disease, pulmonary toxicity or a worsening of your heart condition after taking Multaq, contact attorney Greg Jones for a free consultation today. I am experienced at fighting Multaq lawsuits and may be able to get you money for your injuries.