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KDKA-TV: Study Examines Anti-Inflammatories & Heart Risk

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Pain-killing anti-inflammatory drugs like Celebrex and Advil — medicines called NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) and COX-2 inhibitors — are linked to a higher risk of heart attack, stroke or death.

“Patients with heart disease have cardiac events and were they on NSAIDS or some of these other medications at the time? Yes. Is that the cause, or is it because of their underlying cardiovascular disease? It’s hard to say,” says Dr. George Gabriel, a cardiologist at Allegheny General Hospital.

 

See the whole story at KDKA.com.

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