If you have ever heard anything in regards to heart bypass surgery you have probably heard of single, double, and triple bypasses. What this means is the number of veins or arteries bypassed during surgery. The more bypasses taken during one surgery does not necessarily indicate the level of health of the patient. For instance a person who underwent a triple bypass surgery might have more blood supply than a person who underwent a single bypass surgery. What makes the difference is the availability of veins or arteries. Heart bypass surgery has also been linked to causing kidney failure by the drug administered during surgery.
There have been recent complications with the drugs used on patients during heart bypass surgery. Since the heart must be stopped during heart bypass surgery, drugs must be used to control the amount of bleeding during surgery. The drug Trasylol was a very common drug used in heart bypass surgery until it was recalled in November of 2007. It was recalled because studies have showed that it increases the risk of causing kidney failure by 50% when compared to other comparable drugs. Trasylol has been linked to major complications and fatalities in over 20,000 patients. Bayer Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of Trasylol, did a study of the effects of Trasylol two years before Trasylol was finally recalled and deliberately hid the results from the FDA. The FDA finally found out about the devastating effects of Trasylol after a private study was done, and immediately took Trasylol off the market.
These complications that Trasylol cause have been the cause of death by the thousands. Another shady practice by Bayer Pharmaceuticals is that it kept Trasylol on the market till May of 2008 when all Trasylol products were taken off of the market. Also Trasylol was being sold at $1,000 per dosage as compared to $50 of other comparable drugs. Complications’ arising from the drug Trasylol has caused much heartache to the victims and their families. If you or a loved one has been administered Trasylol and have seen a worsening in your condition, contact a Trasylol attorney as soon as possible.
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