Study Spotlight

Study Spotlight

NSAID Use Associated With Risk of Atrial Fibrillation or Flutter


Nonselective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and selective COX-2 inhibitors are associated with an increased risk of atrial fibrillation or flutter, according to the results of a new population-based, case-control study [1]. The study adds evidence that these arrhythmic risks should be added to the overall CV risks when considering prescribing NSAIDs, say researchers.

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