This large retrospective analysis of patients post-MI found the use of NSAIDs increased the risk of subsequent CV events, regardless of the amount of time post-MI. NSAID use should be limited in patients post-MI, regardless of how much time has elapsed (abstract).
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.