NSAIDs are ‘double trouble’ for patients with OA and atrial fibrillation

With one in three anticoagulant-treated patients also taking NSAIDs, the potential for “double trouble” with GI bleeding is significant,  US researchers warn. A post-hoc analysis of a subset of 2270 atrial fibrillation patients who took concomitant non-selective NSAIDs with anticoagulants found they had a 50% higher risk (HR 1.48) of major GI bleeds compared to ...

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