Back in 2018 President Donald Trump received a warning from Dr. Sanjay Gupta about the risk of “having a heart attack in the next three to five years.” The drug hydroxychloroquine which Trump takes daily can increase that risk.
The POTUS’ official medical records from two years ago showed a coronary calcium score of 133, which was disclosed by the White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson. Anything over 100 is an indicator of plaque and heart disease.
During his May 18th press conference, Trump admitted to using hydroxychloroquine, an antimalarial drug that many believe can prevent or cure COVID-19.
“I happen to be taking it. I happen to be taking it. I’m taking it, hydroxychloroquine. Right now, yeah. A couple of weeks ago I started taking it. Because I think it’s good, I heard a lot of good stories… I take a pill every day,” he said.
But hydroxychloroquine, which has never been approved as a legitimate anti-COVID-19 treatment, can cause serious heart problems. The FDA issued a warning back in April, regarding the “concerning serious heart-related adverse events and death” linked to this drug.
Hydroxychloroquine can cause “QT interval prolongation, ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, and in some cases, death,” notes the FDA report, that is still displayed on its official website.