The AHA guidelines for giving NSAIDs to heart patients

The American Heart Association (AHA) has issued new guidance discouraging the use of both COX-2 inhibitors and regular NSAIDs in patients with known heart disease or those thought to be at high risk of getting heart disease. The statement, recommends a new stepwise approach to the treatment of musculoskeletal pain in such patient. The statement says that all drugs should be used at the lowest dose necessary to control symptoms and prescribed for the shortest time possible.


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