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Got Heart Disease? 7 Factors When Choosing Pain Relievers

Play it safe with pain relief.

Millions of people with heart disease take pain relievers and, in general, they are safe and effective. But when pain strikes, there are a few precautions and things to consider before reaching into your medicine cabinet.

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Medically Reviewed By: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS | Last Review Date:

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  1. FDA Strengthens Warning of Heart Attack and Stroke Risk for Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm453610.htm
  2. Can Patients with Cardiovascular Disease Take Nonsteroidal Antiinflmmatory Drugs? American Heart Association. http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/117/17/e322.full
  3. Painkillers pose problems for people with heart disease. Harvard Health Publications. Harvard Medical School. http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/painkillers-pose-problems-for-people-with-heart-disease-201107193120
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