Podcast 73: Colchicine in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

The bulb-like corms of C. autumnale contain colchicine, a useful drug for inflammatory conditions.

Dear listeners,

Colchicine has been used as an anti-inflammatory medication for centuries. The plant source of colchicine, the autumn crocus, was indeed used in Ancient Egypt as a treatment for rheumatism and swelling. 

Currently, colchicine is indicated for treatment of inflammatory conditions such as gout, pericarditis, and Mediteranian fever. Based on a few recent studies, its use will likely be expanded to treat an even more common and serious inflammatory condition; cardiovascular disease.

During this podcast, we will go over the evidence supporting the use of low dose, daily colchicine in both primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease.

Posted on 10/02/2021 by Dr. Dimitre