n Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa - Stress echocardiography study highlights value of aspirin : drug trends in cardiology

Volume 13, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 1680-0745



Extracted from text ... In a carefully matched, propensitytreatment trial of patients undergoing stress echocardiography, patients who were taking aspirin were shown to be at a much lower risk of death than patients not taking aspirin.1 The follow-up of 1 351 matched patients over a 3.1-year period showed that risk of death was halved in those patients who were taking aspirin (4%) compared to those not taking aspirin (8%). Of further interest is that the most aspirin-related benefit was seen in older patients with known coronary artery disease and impaired exercise capacity. In an accompanying editorial, Dr M Radford of Yale University, Connecticut2 points out ..

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