NSAIDs Photo

Published: July 20th, 2011

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NSAIDs Photo

Medications such as ibuprofen and naxopren provide needed pain relief for many patients. But people with high blood pressure and heart conditions who use those kinds of drugs, which belong to a class known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, could be adding to their health risks. A new study from the University of Florida associate professor Anthony Bavry, M.D., of the UF College of Medicine, raises additional concern about potential risks, finding a doubling of cardiovascular mortality among people who have hypertension and coronary artery disease and the long term use of the drugs.

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