Ventricular Heart Problems
Propoxyphene, the main in gradient in Darvocet, has been found in a number of studies, to cause two specific types of Darvocet heart arrhythmias that can sometimes result in death:
- Darvocet Ventricular Fibrillation
- Darvocet Ventricular Tachycardia
Both types of Darvocet heart arrhythmias can be difficult to diagnose. Often some combination of echocardiogram, electrocardiogram (ECG), stress tests and Holter monitoring is necessary for a positive identification of these highly dangerous Darvocet side effects.
Darvocet Ventricular Fibrillation
Darvocet Ventricular Fibrillation, also known as V-Fib, occurs when the electrical activity in the lower chambers of the heart (the ventricles) becomes chaotic or irregular. Such a disruption may prevent the heart from pumping blood thereby causing the heart to halt life-sustaining contractions.
Symptoms of Darvocet V-Fib may include:
- Rapid Heart Beat
- Shortness of breath
Darvocet Ventricular Tachycardia
Darvocet Ventricular Tachycardia, also known as V-Tach, occurs when the electrical activity in the lower chambers of the heart circulates in a rapid and continuous loop.
Symptoms of Darvocet V-Tach are similar to Darvocet V-Fib and may include:
- Changes in pulse rate
- Shortness of breath
Options for those living with Darvocet Ventricular Heart Problems
Some who experience these serious Darvocet side effects may not survive. Those experiencing any symptoms of Darvocet side effects, especially Darvocet arrhythmia should seek immediate medical attention. Those who do survive may be fitted with a defibrillator or prescribed antiarrhythmic mecication such as Amiodarone or Calan.
Some people who suffer from Darvocet side effects live with an irregular heartbeat for the rest of their lives.
People who develop V-Fib or V-Tach due to Darvocet use may be eligible to file a Darvocet lawsuit. Darvocet lawyers are currently evaluating the medical records of thousands of patients who have experienced Darvocet side effects both while taking and since taking the popular, recalled painkiller.
Darvocet was on the market for over 50 years exposing thousands to the medical risks that are becoming increasingly more evident in the aftermath of the 2010 Darvocet recall. Darvocet ventricular heart problems, particularly Ventricular Tachycardia and Ventricular Fibrillation, are a real threat to thousands of individuals still battling these Darvocet heart arrythmias.