Certain Painkillers Ill-Advised After Heart Attack

February 24, 2015 7:00 PM

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TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Common painkillers such as ibuprofen and Celebrex may raise the risk for heart attack, stroke and/or serious bleeding among heart attack survivors taking prescription blood thinners, a new study says.

The finding could prompt widespread concern, given that these painkillers -- known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) -- and anti-clot medications are widely used by heart attack survivors, researchers said.

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