NSAIDs, like nurofen or celebrex, have been linked to heart attacks! On this episode we will define what a heart attack is as well as discuss the anatomy of the heart and the physiology linking heart attacks to NSAIDs.

Guest Panelist

Roger Evans is a member of the Cardiovascular Disease Program of the Biomedicine Discovery Institute and a Professor in the Department of Physiology, Monash University. Roger obtained his PhD in Pharmacology (Monash University, 1988). He subsequently moved to the Baker Institute and then to the University of Melbourne to study the way the brain controls the circulation in states of shock. In 1992 he returned to the Baker Institute to study the role of the kidney in the development of high blood pressure.

In 1997 he moved to Monash University as a Fellow of the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (1997-2010), before taking up a continuing faculty position in 2011. Roger’s major interest is the role of hypoxia in kidney disease. He also has an interest in improving management of chronic diseases in rural India. Roger was Editor-in-Chief of Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol (2006-2013) and is currently an Associate Editor of Am J Physiol – Regu Integr Comp Physiol (2013-). 

He has authored more than 245 scientific papers and book chapters. Roger has also co-authored a book on day-walks in the western Himalayan region of India (Mussoorie Beyond the Mall, 2015).

Topics Covered

  • Overview of blood flow through and to the heart
  • Comparison and contrast of heart attack vs. myocardial infarction
  • Discussion of heart tissue needs and the role of ATP
Episode 5: Heart Attacks
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