Sunday, January 18, 2015

Frequency and Practice-Level Variation in Inappropriate Aspirin Use for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: Insights From the National Cardiovascular Disease Registry's Practice Innovation and Clinical Excellence Registry.

This study of over 68 000 people found that just over 10% were on aspirin inappropriately. The authors state that if the 10-year risk of cardiovascular disease is 5% or less, then aspirin is not indicated for primary prevention.  (J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Jan 20;65(2):111-21)
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