Skip to comments.FRENCH HOSPITAL STOPS HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE TREATMENT FOR COVID-19 PATIENT OVER MAJOR CARDIAC RISK
Posted on 04/08/2020 8:47:52 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
A hospital in France has had to stop an experimental treatment using hydroxychloroquine on at least one coronavirus patient after it became a "major risk" to their cardiac health.
The University Hospital Center of Nice (CHU de Nice) is one of many hospitals trialing hydroxychloroquine in COVID-19 patients. It announced it had been selected for the trial on March 22. A statement from the hospital said it was testing four experimental treatments, one of which included hydroxychloroquine. It hoped to establish its effectiveness and side effects of this and the other treatments being tested.
In an interview with the French daily newspaper Nice-Matin, Professor Émile Ferrari, the head of the cardiology department at the Pasteur hospital in Nice, said the side effects had already been identified, with some patients having to stop treatment because of the risk posed.
He said electrocardiogram recordings of patients involved with the trial were being constantly monitored. An ECG measures electrical activity in the heart, and represents this on a graph as a QT interval. Ferrari said these recordings are interpreted and, if anomalies are reported, treatment is stopped.
Asked if this had happened yet, he said: "Yes, from the start of the trial. Thanks to this ECG follow-up, we highlighted the major risks of a very serious accident in a patient, and the treatment was immediately stopped."
The potential cardiac side effects of hydroxychloroquine were highlighted by the Mayo Clinic at the end of March. An article on its website said the drug has potential to lead to sudden cardiac death in some patients. In a small number of patients it has the potential to lead to prolonged QTc , which can result in an abnormal heart rhythm.
Hydroxychloroquine, Mayo Clinic said, blocks one of the channels that controls the heart's electrical recharging systems.
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Newsweek of course.
They need the money.
I don’t think this is a fake report though.
There are side effects FOR SPECIFIC KINDS OF PATIENTS, as all drugs do.
On one patient?! LMAO
Can they impeach Trump over this?
“A hospital in France has had to stop an experimental treatment using hydroxychloroquine on at least one coronavirus patient after it became a “major risk” to their cardiac health”
At least it’s not anecdotal.
Doctor with thousands of Lupus patients taking HCQ and he said he has given no EKG’s.
So now we are going to be bombarded with stories about this based on one patient?
From the movie Ghostbusters...WE GOT ONE!!!
AND we knew about risk cases before..
HCQ has been used since 1955.
French doctors are very good.
This is a BS report in the sense it doesn’t tell what truly happened, didn’t bother to provide proper context.
I would suspect that a patient had a seizure or cardiac arythmia and the doctors halted the HCQ treatment.
Newsweek as the beggar they are, was paid to sensationalize it so that the narrative will build against a drug that is older than most people alive today and which will stop the Medical Martial Law that globalists are waging against Trump and America..
It’s a well known side effect. Nothing to see here. move along
Well you have it right.
See #12 for what I think is the likely scenario.
Note that Newsweek has been on the cusp of bankruptcy for more than a year now. They need to sell whatever they can sell and writing hit pieces on a drug combination that works is just what Anti-Trumpers desire.
“Its a well known side effect. Nothing to see here. move along”
What is the well known side effect?
Crap. Now I got beer and snot all over my computer screen.
This has always been a KNOWN RISK which is why you need a doctor prescribing and monitoring the patient. Trump has referred to the possible complications at task force briefings.
1 patient. And an article is written about 1 patient. What craziness.
The Dr probably prescribed the wrong dosage.
The side effect is........ Bad profit margin for big pharma.
Try our drugs, they might have more side effects, but we make money
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