Common painkillers such as ibuprofen and naproxen, also known as NSAIDS, are considered risky for people who've had a heart attack. Now a large study suggests those risks do not go away with time.
In this study, 20-percent of NSAID users died versus about 12 percent of non-users. Death rates in both groups then declined over the next four years. NSAID users' rates remained about double that of non-users.
Scientists say based on their findings, heart attack patients should use these painkillers with caution and only after consulting their doctor.