Cosmetic & Beauty Industry

Botox and Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack /Cardiac Arrest) – Was Bollywood Veteran Actress Sridevi on risk?

As many media reports says Sridevi was on regular Botox treatment and other cosmetic procedures as well to look her best.

Debate on death of Sridevi due to Cardiac Arrest - Is botox responsible?

Botox is being highlighted as cause of her untimely death due to cardiac arrest. Cardiac complications of Botox are hypertension (1-10%), arrhythmia (frequency not reported), cardiac arrest (frequency not reported) – sometime fatal. Here is a review on risk involved with Botox and we found that its just 0.1% of all complications and that too mostly in a specific group of people.

Highest risk of MI is in the female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for less then 1 month who also take medication Synthroid (LevoThyroxin), and have Multiple sclerosis.

This review is based on reports of 30,301 people who have side effects when taking Botox from FDA , and is updated regularly.

As On Feb, 23, 2018

(Link for regular Updates – Click Here)

30,301 people reported to have side effects when taking Botox.

Among them, 30 people (0.1%) have Myocardial infarction

And yes you are not alone! There is a support group for people who take Botox and have Myocardial infarction. Click here to join the group.

Here is a nice talk by “Prevention” who spoke with Darrell Rigel, MD, president of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and Alberto Esquenazi, MD, chair and professor, department of physical medicine and rehabilitation, and chief medical officer at Moss Rehab & Albert Einstein Medical Center. Click here to go through the talk.

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