n Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa - Aspirin - no effect on primary prevention of MI or CV death in women : drug trends in cardiology




Extracted from text ... 184 CARDIOVASCULAR JOURNAL OF SOUTH AFRICA Vol 16, No. 3, May/June 2005 The use of aspirin for primary prevention did not lower the risk of myocardial infarction or cardiovascular death in women in a new primary-prevention mega-trial, the Women's Health study. It did, however, reduce the risk of stroke.1 Presenting the results at the ACC Congress (6-9 March 2005), Dr Paul Ridker (Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, US) noted that aspirin reduced the risk of stroke by 17% in women in this study and it also lowered the risk of major cardiovascular events, ischaemic stroke and MI in the subgroup of ..


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