n Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa - Cardio news

Volume 15, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1680-0745



Extracted from text ... 99 Aspirin protects women at risk of pre-eclampsia without causing bleeding Does aspirin prevent pre-eclampsia and associated complications in high-risk women? The literature published to date consistently shows the protective effect of low-dose aspirin for women with risk factors for pre-eclampsia, without an increase in bleeding complications including placental abruption. The synopsis of a meta-analysis, published in the 15 November 2003 issue of the British Medical Journal, leads to the conclusion that low-dose aspirin exerts a protective effect without an increase in bleeding complications. The methods used did not permit absolute risk reduction and NNT to be determined. For this ..

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