Aspirin ‘not recommended’ for prevention of cardiovascular disease

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

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS library if you cannot access the full text. Follow this link to find your local NHS library.

Acknowledgement: Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin

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