TITLE

Review: Aspirin reduces vascular events but increases bleeding in primary and secondary prevention

AUTHOR(S)
Mukherjee, Debabrata; Baigent, C.
PUB. DATE
September 2009
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;9/22/2009, Vol. 151 Issue 3, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents the findings of a study regarding the benefits and risks of aspirin. Aspirin is stated to reduce vascular events but increases bleeding in primary and secondary prevention. Primary prevention trials included patients who did not have diabetes and were scheduled for 2 years of treatment. Secondary prevention trials included patients with previous myocardial infarction (MI), stroke or transient cerebral ischemia.
ACCESSION #
44638101

 

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