Source: British Cardiovascular Society
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Date of publication: 4 November 2009
Publication type: News item
In a nutshell: Many people are thought to take aspirin daily as a way of preventing heart attacks. This article reports on research indicating that aspirin should not be used routinely for primary prevention in people with no previous cardiovascular disease, as the risks/benefits may be more finely balanced than previously thought.
Length of publication: 1 webpage
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Acknowledgement: Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin