Monday, May 23, 2011

Which drugs should MI survivors avoid?

Seems like every time we turn around, we read about one wonder drug or another that's been on the market, and it's killing us, have you noticed?
We need to always seek out natural treatments instead of always reaching for a drug.
All the best,
Lou & Debbie
Even short-term use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for myocardial infarction (MI) survivors can increase the risk of a subsequent MI, according to a study in Circulation.
Researchers analyzed data from 83,675 first-time MI patients, of which about 42% Ibuprofen was taken most often, but patients also frequently used diclofenac, celecoxib and naproxen. 

Over the next five years, 35,257 of those patients experienced another MI.  Individuals who took NSAIDs for one week were 45% more likely to have another MI or die, and taking them for more than three months increased the risk for a second MI by 55%.
No increased risk was associated with taking naproxen.
Even short-term treatment with most NSAIDs was associated with increased risk of death and recurrent MI in patients with prior MI. Neither short- nor long-term treatment with NSAIDs is advised in this population, and any NSAID use should be limited from a cardiovascular safety point of view

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