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Heart Trouble? 30 Herbal Remedies to Avoid

Though widely viewed as safe, herbal remedies can cause serious interactions in people taking prescription drugs for heart problems. Check out the following guide to herbal products that heart patients should avoid.
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A dangerous combination

Millions of Americans take herbal remedies for ailments ranging from high cholesterol to depression. Though widely viewed as safe, these products can cause serious interactions in people taking prescription drugs for heart problems.

A 2010 report by Mayo Clinic researchers listed more than 25 herbal products that can be dangerous for heart patients on medication. The following guide to herbal products that heart patients should avoid was prepared using data from the report, as well as from the National Institutes for Health and the Natural Standard Research Collaboration.

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