Common NSAID Pain
Killers Increase Risk of Heart Failure Hospital Stays - Drugs Commonly
Used for Osteo-Arthritis - Tylenol is Not a NSAID
May 22nd 2006
Researchers found that older patients with heart failure that used
nonsteroidal anti-inflamatories (NSAIDs) regularly had an increased risk
of being admitted to the hospital for heart failure for the first time.
These NSAIDs include ibuprofen, naproxen, diclofenac, indomethacin and
meloxicam, and are commonly used to treat arthritis.
After taking into account other factors, heart failure patients between
the age of 60 and 84 had a 30 percent increased chance of being admitted
to the hospital for heart failure for the first time. They found that a
previous diagnosis of heart failure, obesity, being a smoker, and a
history of recent specialist appointments and inpatient stays were all
associated with a greater chance of being admitted to hospital for heart
failure for the first time.