Medical groups devise guidelines for heart-disease drugs

10/10/2008 | Yahoo!

The American College of Cardiology, the American College of Gastroenterology and the American Heart Association developed guidelines aimed at preventing complications caused by medicines including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and anti-platelets for patients with heart disease. The recommendations call on providers to evaluate patients' risk factors prior to treatment to reduce chances of developing ulcers and gastrointestinal bleeding.

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