NSAIDs linked with serious bleeding in afib patients

November 17, 2014 11:17 PM

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1. In patients with atrial fibrillation, the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory along with antithrombotic therapy (i.e., antiplatelets or anticoagulants) was associated with increased bleeding and thromboembolic events.

Study Rundown: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an arrhythmia that markedly increases the risk for thromboembolic stroke. To mitigate this risk, patients are started on an oral anticoagulant (OAC), an antiplatelet, or a combined regimen. While these drugs effectively reduce the risk of stroke, they may i...

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