Study links NSAIDs to higher AF risk

Current or recent use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) significantly increases the risk of atrial fibrillation, Dutch research confirms.

Current users of NSAIDs had a 76% greater chance of AF compared with never users, according to the 12-year study of 8400 people with a median age of 68 and without baseline AF.

Recent use (within the past month) upped the odds even further, with an 84% increased risk of AF compared with never users.

The higher risk of AF held even after adjusting for