Journal article

Cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors and coronary occlusion - exploring dose-response relationships

Patricia McGettigan, Pearline Han, David Henry

BRITISH JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2006

Abstract

AIMS: To investigate the relationship between acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and ingested doses of selective cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitors and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). METHODS: Case-control study, commenced August 2003. Cases were patients admitted to hospital with ACS (myocardial infarction/unstable angina). Controls were hospital patients admitted for reasons other than acute vascular ischaemia or conditions that are believed to be complications of treatment with COX-2 inhibitors or NSAIDs. Structured interviews were undertaken within 7 days of admission, collecting information on cardiovascular events and risk factors and all ingested drugs, including the ..

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