Study: NSAIDs Linked to Increased AFib Risk
the MPR take:
Research in BMJ Open has found that use of NSAIDs may be associated with an increased risk of atrial fibrillation (AFib). Data from the population-based Rotterdam Study was utilized and 8,423 participants without AFib at baseline were included. After a mean follow-up of 12.9 years, current use of NSAIDs was associated with increased risk for AFib, compared to those who never took NSAIDs, as well as recent use (within 30 days post-discontinuation of NSAIDs). Future research should explore the underlying mechanism behind this association, the authors emphasize.
Objective: To investigate the association of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and the risk of atrial fibrillation in a prospective community-based follow-up study of elderly individuals with uniform case assessment and data on potential confounders. Use of NSAIDs was obtained from ...
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