Aspirin, yes, for at-risk elderly -- but what about the healthy elderly?
Aspirin, yes, for at-risk elderly -- but what about the healthy elderly? This study paints a decidedly different picture asa to what role -- if any -- aspirin can play in the primary prevention of CVD for older adults. PRACTICE CHANGER: Do not prescribe aspirin for primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases in your elderly patients. Aspirin does not improve cardiovascular outcomes and it significantly increase the risk of bleeding events. STRENGTH OF RECOMMENDATION: B: Based on a single randomized controlled trial.
Journal of Family Practice, 69(03) 2020: E16-E18.