NSAIDs contribute to congestive heart failure (CHF) in elderly patients

There's now increasing evidence that NSAIDs contribute to congestive heart failure (CHF) in elderly patients.

Elderly patients on NSAIDs are more likely to be hospitalized for CHF...especially if they have pre-existing heart disease.

The risk of CHF increases with higher NSAID doses. The risk also seems to be higher with NSAIDs that have a longer half-life such as naproxen or piroxicam.

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