Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) are used to treat a wide range of diseases, in particular disorders in the muscular and bone system, where the drug counteracts swelling, pain and limitations in movement associated with inflammation.

NSAIDs are not antibiotics and therefore do not help to fight infections caused by bacteria.

Many patients are prescribed NSAIDs for the treatment of painful conditions, fever and inflammation.

However, the treatment also comes with side effects, including the risk of ulcers and increased blood pressure.

This shows that arthritis medicine is particularly dangerous for heart patients, and also that older types of arthritis medicine, which have not previously been in focus, also appear to be dangerous for the heart, researchers said.

Each year, more than 15 percent of the population in western countries are given a prescription for NSAIDs.

In the study, the researchers gathered all research on the use of NSAIDs in patients with heart disease. The study was published in the European Heart Journal.

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