Heart attack is one of the serious side effects reported by women who have taken the birth control pills Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella.A heart attack can damage or destroy the heart muscle. Although modern medicine has made great advances in treating and preventing heart attacks, if not treated in time, a heart attack can be fatal.
Common signs of a heart attack include:
- Pressure, a feeling of discomfort or pain in the center of the chest lasting more than a few minutes
- Pain extending beyond your chest to your shoulder, arm, back, or to your teeth and jaw
- Shortness of breath, lightheadedness or fainting
- Nausea and vomiting
The FDA also found that for high-risk patients, Yaz, Yasmin and Ocella may also cause an increased risk of a severe heart problem known as hyperkalemia. Hyperkalemia is a condition caused by higher than normal levels of potassium in the bloodstream and can cause abnormal heart rhythms (also referred to as cardiac arrhythmias and heart palpitations). Severe hyperkalemia can lead to cardiac arrest and even death.
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