Common Painkillers to Increase Risk of Cardiac Arrest

common-painkillers-to-increase-risk-of-cardiac-arrestCommon pain killers may promote the risk of cardiac arrest; inform a new study from Denmark. The researchers found a connection between the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs use and this includes mainly ibuprofen leading to increased cardiac arrest risk and the heart stops to beat suddenly.

The findings add to f previous research, and are found to link between NSAID use and heart problems to higher risk such as heart attack, stroke and heart failure. The new study specifically is looking at the impact of NSAIDs on cardiac-arrest risk.

“The findings remind that NSAIDs are not harmless,” said a study author Dr. Gunnar Gislason, Copenhagen University Hospital Gentofte, a professor of cardiology. People should know the seriousness and the researchers said. “NSAIDs should be used for a valid indication with caution,” said Gislason.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned previously that NSAIDs at higher doses may increase the risk of heart attack or stroke. Consumers using these drugs should take the lowest dose to make it working, for the shortest time possible, and people with high blood pressure or heart disease should speak or consult with a doctor before using NSAIDs, advises the FDA.

In the new study, the researchers analyzed from more than 28,000 people in Denmark who had a cardiac arrest during a 10-year period. Thus, the researchers noted there is an association between the pain reliever’s use and cardiac arrest risk, but cannot prove that it has caused cardiac arrest as it has to consider many other factors such as the presence of some other chronic disease, said the researchers.

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