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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Aspirin 'only for heart patients'

Given recent studies showing marginal if any benefit of using aspirin to prevent heart attacks, many are advocating a major change in practice patterns. 

"Using aspirin to ward off heart attacks and strokes in those not suffering cardiovascular disease should stop, research says."

This doe not apply to patients with known heart or vascular disease where there is a significant body of evidence to support the use of aspirin to help prevent a second event. 

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