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Popular Painkillers Linked To Irregular Hearbeat, Erasmus University Medical Center Study



4/10/2014 7:30:42 AM

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Popular pain relievers may increase the risk of atrial fibrillation – the most common cause of irregular heartbeat, The New York Times reported. In a new study published in BMJ Open, Dutch researchers followed 8,423 people with an average age of 69, who had normal heart rhythm at the beginning of the study. During the 13-year study period, 857 developed atrial fibrillation.

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