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Topic: Heart risks with Zometa?

Forum: Bone Health and Bone Loss —

Talk with others about bone density, osteopenia and osteoporosis, and ways to keep your bones strong

Posted on: Sep 17, 2017 12:12PM

ChiSandy wrote:

Zometa might increase risk of a-fib & heart failure

This was in Cardiology Today. The caveats are that this was retrospective & not double-blind; Zometa/Reclast was studied vs. only oral bisphosphonates like Fosamax or Boniva; nobody studied got a biologic like Prolia; and that the population studied was largely elderly, with a higher incidence of osteoporosis (as opposed to osteopenia or normal density) before treatment began. Also, the patients received the drugs only for bone health, not mets prevention or reduction.

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