Low-dose aspirin lowered stroke risk but not risk for MI or cardiovascular death in women

September 2005
ACP Journal Club;Sep/Oct2005, Vol. 143 Issue 2, p33
Academic Journal
The article presents an answer to a clinical question related to the effectiveness of low-dose aspirin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in women. Women receiving aspirin and those receiving placebo did not differ for rates of a first major cardiovascular event, death from cardiovascular causes, or fatal or nonfatal myocardial infarction. Women receiving aspirin had lower rates of stroke and transient ischemic attack but a higher rate of gastrointestinal bleeding requiring transfusion than did those receiving placebo.


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