April 2019 NEWS IN STROKE
American College of Cardiology
New guidelines are being issued for the use of aspirin. While evidence exists that aspirin can prevent heart attacks and stroke, it is known to cause heavy bleeding. Because of this, its use is recommended only sparingly. Aspirin should be limited to people at highest risk of CV disease and a very low risk of bleeding. Those without known CV disease should concentrate on optimizing lifestyle habits and control blood pressure and cholesterol as opposed to taking aspirin.
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