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Pain Relievers High Risks of Heart-Related Deaths

Written By: American Heart Assoc   Print   Email
Published - Jun 2, 2010

Some nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are associated with significantly higher risks of dying from heart-related causes among healthy people, according to new research reported in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, a journal of the American Heart Association.

The study is the first to report on specific cardiovascular risks among healthy people.

“Even though the frequency of these effects is quite low, they are still important,” said Emil Loldrup Fosbøl, M.D., study author and research fellow in the Department of Cardiology at Gentofte University Hospital in Hellerup, Denmark. “People should at a minimum be aware that this is a problem.”