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Aspirin after heart attack and risk of bleeding

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.

 

Speaker:

Prof. Peter Rothwell, Director of the Centre for Prevention of Stroke and Dementia and Professor of Neurology, University of Oxford

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