Study: Many patients at risk for heart disease don't receive aspirin

08/8/2014 | Medscape (free registration)

Many physicians don't prescribe aspirin even though their patients are eligible to receive the drug for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease, according to a study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Researchers analyzed data from 2,929 participants in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 2011 to 2012, and found that only 34% of men and 42% of women eligible for primary-prevention aspirin therapy recalled receiving a recommendation for the drug from their physician.

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