Study Links NSAID Use Link to Higher Afib Risk in Older Adults

Older adults who took nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for 15 to 30 days were 70% more likely to suffer atrial fibrillation compared with those who didn't use the drugs, according to a BMJ Open study. Researchers analyzed data from over 8,000 people aged 55 and older and found that the increased risk persisted even if the patients were not currently taking the drugs, but had done so in the previous 30 days.