UMEM Educational Pearls

Category: Cardiology

Title: NSAIDS after MI

Keywords: NSAIDs, myocardial infarction (PubMed Search)

Posted: 12/6/2009 by Amal Mattu, MD (Updated: 9/28/2023)
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When patients present with acute MI, all NSAIDS should be discontinued (e.g. ibuprofen, COX-2 inhibitors, etc.) during the hospitalization. Continued use of NSAIDs during the hospitalization increases the risk of CHF, myocardial rupture, hypertension, reinfarction, and mortality.