TITLE

Aspirin and the Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism

AUTHOR(S)
Becker, Richard C.
PUB. DATE
May 2012
SOURCE
New England Journal of Medicine;5/24/2012, Vol. 366 Issue 21, p2028
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the effectiveness of aspirin in reducing the risk of venous thromboembolism. In 2002, a study found that an antiplatelet therapy led to a 39% reduction in the risk of venous thromboembolism in high-risk patients. It notes that the adverse-event profile of aspirin is acceptable to patients and physicians. Studies also found that patients who are at low-to-moderate risk for bleeding will benefit from an extended anticoagulant therapy.
ACCESSION #
75987866

 

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