NSAIDs May Spark Afib
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Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:57 AM

The risk of atrial fibrillation was higher among individuals ages 55 and older who were using nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), a Dutch study showed.  Current use of NSAIDs for 15 to 30 days was associated with a relative 76% greater risk of the arrhythmia compared with not using the drugs at any point during the study period.  The higher risk remained even when NSAIDs were not used currently but had been in the prior 30 days.

Source:  http://www.medpagetoday.com/Cardiology/Arrhythmias/45155