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News2011July › Common painkillers cause heart flutter › July 2011

Common painkillers cause heart flutter

Common painkillers such as aspirin and codeine cause atrial fibrillation - the disturbance of the healthy beating of the heart - that can lead to stroke and heart failure

Common painkillers such as aspirin and codeine cause atrial fibrillation - the disturbance of the healthy beating of the heart - that can lead to stroke and heart failure.
The NSAIDs (non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs), such as aspirin, and the COX-2s, a newer generation of painkillers, increase the risk of heart flutter by up to 70 per cent.
Researchers from Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark made the discovery when they profiled 32,602 patients diagnosed with the condition. They found that many were taking one of the over-the-counter painkillers; some had started taking them just two months before diagnosis while others were on long-term medication.
The risk is greatest among elderly patients, or people with chronic kidney disease or rheumatoid arthritis sufferers.
(Source: British Medical Journal, 2011; 343: d3450).

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