Study Shows Heart Failure Risk Increased With the Use of Certain NSAIDs


Nine popular painkillers – including traditional NSAIDs and cyclo-oxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitors – are associated with an increased risk of hospitalization for heart failure in adults, based on data from a case-control study of approximately 92,000 hospital admissions. The findings were published online Sept. 28 in BMJ.

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