Some painkillers 'increase the risk of developing heart failure'



Common painkillers used by millions of people in the UK are linked to an increased risk of heart failure, experts have said.
N on-selective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen could increase the risk of being admitted to hospital with the heart problem, a study found.
Previous studies have linked the drugs to abnormal heart rhythm - which can cause heart failure - and an increased risk of heart attack and stroke if taken regularly.
The drugs - together with a sub-group of anti-inflammatories known as selective COX-2 inhibitors - are used to control pain and... read more

 
29 September 2016 in Regional East, Views: 26
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