Harvard Heart Letter

Pain relievers and heart attack risk

Research we’re watching Heart attack risk may rise within a week of taking daily high doses of certain over-the-counter pain relievers, according to a new study. Previous research has linked the use of pain relievers known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to a heightened risk of heart attack. The new report, published in the May 9, 2017, issue of The BMJ, analyzed data from nearly half a million people, of whom about 61,000…

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