This evidence is shocking – we must think twice before taking these meds. A 2011 study included more than 83,000 heart attack patients. NSAID use was linked to a sharp increase in death risk. And this risk developed within just one week of beginning NSAIDs.
A 2012 study included 100,000 heart attack patients. Those who used NSAIDs were much more likely to have another heart attack within five years.
The death toll is shocking – about 12% of patients who didn’t use NSAIDs died within five years. Among NSAIDs users, 20% died.
When people think of NSAIDs, they usually think of ibuprofen or COX-2 inhibitors. But remember, aspirin is also an NSAID.
Unfortunately, this “therapy” is very common among heart attack survivors.