Cardiovascular safety of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs,

Clinical Governance: An International Journal

ISSN: 1477-7274

Article publication date: 9 August 2011

Citation

(2011), "Cardiovascular safety of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs,", Clinical Governance: An International Journal, Vol. 16 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/cgij.2011.24816caa.006

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Cardiovascular safety of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs,

Cardiovascular safety of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs,

Article Type: Reviews of effectiveness From: Clinical Governance: An International Journal, Volume 16, Issue 3

Trelle, S., Reichenbach, S., Wandel, S., Hildebrand, P., Tschannen, B., Villiger, P.M., Egger, M., Juni, P.Cardiovascular safety of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs: network meta-analysisBMJ2011342c7086

This generally well-conducted review found little evidence to suggest that any of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs investigated were safe in terms of cardiovascular risk, and that cardiovascular risk needs to be taken into consideration when prescribing. There were limitations with the included trials and limitations inherent with network analysis, but the authors’ conclusions seem appropriately cautious.