If you have any heart problems and you are used to taking aspirin for every minor problem, then be careful. Because it can increase the risk of heart failure. Know what came out in the study.
This is the first study to suggest that taking aspirin may increase the risk of heart failure. Instead they do not take aspirin despite their heart risk. According to this new research, taking aspirin increases the risk of heart failure by 26 percent. Other factors associated with this are smoking, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and heart disease.
what the study says
Study author Dr. Blerim Mujaz from the University of Freiburg, Germany, said, “This is the first study to show that people who are at risk of heart failure may have heart failure by taking aspirin. The potential may increase. rather than those who don’t take aspirin.”
The effect of aspirin on heart failure is controversial. The aim of this study is to evaluate its relationship with heart failure in people with and without heart disease. And also to find out whether drug use is related to new diagnoses of heart failure in people at risk.
“The possible link between aspirin and heart failure needs to be clarified,” Mujaz said.
How was this study done?
The analysis included 30,827 individuals at risk of heart failure. who were enrolled in the HOMAGE study from Western Europe and the Americas. “At-risk” was defined as one or more of the following: smoking, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and heart disease.
Participants were 40 years of age or older. Aspirin use was recorded at enrollment and participants were classified as user or non-user. Participants were followed for the first event of fatal or nonfatal heart failure requiring hospitalization.
The mean age of the participants was 67 years of which 34 percent were women. A total of 7,698 participants (25 percent) were taking aspirin. During a 5.3-year follow-up, 1,330 participants developed an increased risk of heart failure. Taking all factors into account, it was found that taking aspirin was associated with a 26 percent risk of heart failure.
what were the results
To examine the consistency of the results, the researchers repeated the analysis after matching aspirin users and non-users for heart failure risk factors. In this matched analysis, aspirin was associated with a 26 percent increased risk of a new heart failure.
To further examine the results, the analysis was repeated after excluding patients with a history of cardiovascular disease. In 22,690 participants (74 percent) free of heart disease, aspirin use had a 27 percent increased risk of heart failure.
According to Dr. Mujaz, “This was the first large study to examine the relationship between aspirin use and heart failure in individuals with and without heart disease. Aspirin is commonly used. One in four participants in our study was taking this drug.”
They concluded that a large-scale study is needed to confirm this. Until then, aspirin should be given with caution.
The findings of this research have been published in the ‘ESC Heart Failure Journal’.
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