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Bleeding Risk for Recent Heart Attack Patients Who Take NSAIDs.

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Bleeding Risk for Recent Heart Attack Patients Who Take NSAIDs.
A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) suggests that taking ibuprofen and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) elevates the risk of bleeding in heart attack survivors on anti-clotting medications. The authors note that these risks are of considerable public health concern due to the widespread use of NSAIDs and conclude that “[more] research is needed to confirm these findings; however, physicians should exercise appropriate caution when prescribing NSAIDs for patients who have recently experienced [a myocardial infarction].”
JAMA, February 2015

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