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A 25-year-old male asked:

Is diclofenac pottasium safe in heart disease?

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Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 36 years experience
Sl increased risk: Diclofenac is a NSAID which primarily are used as antiinflammatories and analgesic agents in patients with acute or chronic inflammation. As a class, these meds carry a small absolute cardiac risk increase primarily triggered by a 1-2% incidence of fluid retention or BP elevation (which can destabilize a cardiac patient. For most this is not too high a risk and is offset by the benefits.
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United Arab Emirates
A 25-year-old male asked:

Is pottasium safe in heart disease?

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Dr. Rodney Del Valle
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37 years experience
Yes: A diet low on sodium and high potassium it's very healthy for BP control and cardiovascular disease except when complicated by renal insufficiency.
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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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