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Aspirin resistance quadruples MI risk

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Patients with aspirin resistance are four times more likely to have myocardial infarction, stroke or die from a pre-existing cardiovascular condition, a study has shown.
Researchers gathered data from 20 studies, which sampled aspirin status of 2,930 patients with cardiovascular disease.

They found 39% of aspirin resistant patients had some kind of cardiovascular event compared with 16% of aspirin sensitive patients.

However authors wrote: ‘We strongly advise that doctors continue their current practice in prescribing aspirin for chronic therapy to prevent adverse cardiovascular events as the overall risk reduction is well reported.’

BMJ Online First
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