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The Antibiotic You Need to Worry About

From the Show: Staying Well
Summary: If you are taking the widely prescribed antibiotic Azithromycin (Zithromax, Zmax), you should be aware of the potential risks for heart problems.
Air Date: 3/18/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Shyla High, MD
shyla high head shotDr. Shyla High is a non-invasive Cardiologist affiliated with Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital in Dallas, and she has been in private practice since 1998 with Cardiology Consultants of Texas. Her primary focus is heart disease in women and non-invasive testing. Dr. High is board certified in cardiovascular disease, fellow of the American College of Cardiology, and licensed by the State of Texas. In addition to running her busy practice, she is also a book author, in-demand speaker, and popular media guest.

In Dr. High's book, Why Most Women Die – How Women Can Fight Their #1 Killer: Heart Disease (Jackpot Press, Inc., an imprint of Wyatt-Mackenzie Publishing, Inc., she not only wrote this timely book to educate women on how to prevent heart disease, but to also educate the Media, mainstream society and the healthcare industry about the fact that women are now dying from cardiovascular disease more than from all forms of cancer combined.
The Antibiotic You Need to Worry About
If you are taking the widely prescribed antibiotic Azithromycin (Zithromax, Zmax), you should be aware of the potential risks for heart problems.

Cardiologist Dr. Shyla High examines the recent study, who is at a higher risk and the other antibiotics linked to potentionally fatal heart problems.