Study finds cardiovascular risks with NSAID use

06/17/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Although overall risk remains low, a large meta-analysis confirms that heart attack and stroke risk among people who use high doses of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs on a daily basis is up to one-third higher than among control patients. "Our advice has always been, use the lowest dose you can for the least amount of time you can," said Dr. Steven Nissen of the Cleveland Clinic.

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