Don't Be Surprised to See Some Heart Patients Get Colchicine

You may see the gout med colchicine (Colcrys, etc) used in patients who have certain heart conditions.

Colchicine seems to speed recovery from and reduce recurrence of pericarditis...when the sac around the heart becomes inflamed.

Now some early evidence suggests it might help reduce cardiovascular risk after a patient has a heart attack.

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