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Select NSAIDs, higher doses associated with increased risk for heart failure admissions

KEY POINT

Use of NSAIDs was associated with an increased risk for heart failure admissions, and this risk doubled for select NSAIDs used at higher doses, according to results of a large observational study of real-world data published in BMJ.

SOURCES

Arfe A, et al. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and risk of heart failure in four European countries: Nested case-control study. BMJ. 2016;354;[Epub ahead of print].

Gislason GH, et al. NSAIDs and the failing heart. BMJ. 2016;354;[Epub ahead of print].