Research Article

Cardiovascular Risk with Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs: Systematic Review of Population-Based Controlled Observational Studies

  • Patricia McGettigan,

    Affiliation: Hull York Medical School, Hull, United Kingdom

  • David Henry mail

    Affiliations: Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Discipline of Clinical Pharmacology, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia

  • Published: September 27, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001098

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Diclofenac & Atrial Fibrillation

Posted by Alistaire on 02 Oct 2011 at 11:06 GMT

Having read the report in the Daily Express of 28th September, I can say that my experience supports the findings.
For ten years or more, I have suffered from Atrial Fibrillation. It would have occurred regularly at about three-week intervals.
Just under three years ago, my cardiologist suggested that I cease taking the NSAID Arthrotec 75 which had previously been prescribed to help with joint pain. My GP agreed that I should follow that suggestion.
I have not had a single bout of Atrial Fibrillation since then.
I much prefer to put up with the discomfort in my joints as compared to having regular bouts of Atrial Fibrillation.

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