Source: European Heart Journal
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Date of publication: February 2017
Publication type: Study
In a nutshell: Researchers found a link between the potentially fatal heart problem and ibuprofen use, as well as another type of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) called diclofenac. A cardiac arrest is a serious emergency where the heart stops pumping blood around the body.
The Danish study looked at 29,000 people who experienced a cardiac arrest, and then at whether these people had taken NSAIDs.
The researchers found the risk of a cardiac arrest was increased by a third for those who took ibuprofen in the 30 days leading up to cardiac arrest.
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Acknowledgement: European Heart Journal