We already know aspirin and other blood thinners can increase the risk of bleeding. Aspirin is often prescribed after a heart attack or stroke to reduce the risk of further heart attacks and strokes. A new observational study being published in the Lancet looks at how often bleeds occur in people prescribed long-term aspirin after a heart attack or stroke, in attempt to quantify the risk. Roundup comments accompanied this briefing.
Prof. Peter Rothwell, Director of the Centre for Prevention of Stroke and Dementia and Professor of Neurology, University of Oxford