Monday, September 17, 2012

Damned If We Do: NSAIDs vs 2nd MI

We've heard over & over about the horribly addictive potential of narcotics & opioids especially when used for chronic pain.  Yet the alternatives themselves aren't absolutely safe.  For instance, in a study published this month in Circulation, the authors concluded that continued use of NSAIDs after one's 1st heart attack increased one's risk for a 2nd event.  One's bad enough - who wants two heart attacks?

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