Popular Anti-Inflammatory Pills Linked to the Risk of Heart Failure

According to a new research, widely-distributed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are connected to the increased risk of heart failure, even in people without previous heart issues.heart failure

A team of scientists found that the odds of hospital admissions was 19% higher for people who took NSAIDs in the previous 2 weeks compared to people who didn’t take these drugs. However, not all medicines are equally increasing the risk of heart failure. For example, the increased odds of a heart failure admission were 16% for naproxen and 83% for ketorolac.

Dr. Gunnar H. Gislason, chief scientific officer of the Danish Heart Foundation, says: “There is difference between the NSAIDs in risk of heart failure and higher dosages are associated with increased risk.”

More details about the study here.

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