Don’t touch these painkillers after a heart attack

If you’ve survived a heart attack, you’ve already cheated death once — but don’t push your luck.

You might not get off so easily next time around.

I always warn my heart patients to stay off common painkillers after a heart attack — especially ibuprofen and naproxen (aka Advil and Aleve). These drugs can dramatically increase the risk of a second heart attack and even death. (more…)