Aspirin benefits outweigh bleeding risk in heart patients

01/28/2008 | Reuters

Patients with stable heart disease who took a low dose of aspirin had a 13% reduction in death rate, a 26% reduction in the odds of a nonfatal heart attack and a 25% reduction in the odds of stroke, a new study found. Researchers say that the potential benefits outweigh the increased bleeding risk from aspirin for those with heart disease.

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