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Stopping low-dose aspirin may increase risk of cardiovascular events

KEY POINT

Patients using low-dose aspirin who discontinued treatment were at a 37% increased risk of cardiovascular (CV) events compared with those who continued treatment, according to the results of a large, popula­­tion-based cohort study published in Circulation.

SOURCES

Sundstrom J, et al. Low-dose aspirin discontinuation and risk of cardiovascular events. Circulation. 2017;136:1183–92.