Health Tip - Pain killer Tablets and Heart Attack Risks

Published Date: Wednesday, August 2, 2017

 Doctors at the National Taiwan University Hospital have found the use of pain relievers to treat respiratory infections like Cold Flu may increase the risk of heart attack.

For the study, researchers analyzed insurance claims from Taiwan's National Health Insurance Program from 2005 to 2011 with data from roughly 10,000 patients who were hospitalized for a heart attack.

The purpose of the study was to assess whether cardiac risk factors from an acute respiratory infection and the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory, or NSAID, pain relievers combine to further increase the risk of heart attack.