Monday, May 16, 2011

More on NSAIDs and cardiovascular risk

The latest study from Circulation is another of many to show the cardiovascular hazards of NSAIDs, and at least the second one to show that even short term use if dangerous.

This one looked at patients with prior MI although multiple studies have shown hazards in patients with and without prior cardiovascular disease.

In the conclusion the authors make the strongest statement yet:

Even short-term treatment with most NSAIDs was associated with increased risk of death and recurrent MI in patients with prior MI. Neither short- nor long-term treatment with NSAIDs is advised in this population..

I've harped on this before emphasizing that they're all dangerous, not just Vioxx.

Via Dr. John M.

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