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Aspirin for stroke prevention in AF: More risk than benefit?Nov 4, 2011 15:50 EDT
On the heels of a large Danish cohort study that indicated that aspirin had little effect in stroke prevention for patients with atrial fibrillation and with the rise of promising novel anticoagulants, what role is there for aspirin as an agent to prevent stroke?
Olesen JB, Lip GYH, Lindardsen J, et al. Risks of thromboembolism and bleeding with thromboprophylaxis in patients with atrial fibrillation: A net clinical benefit analysis using a 'real world' nationwide cohort study. Thromb Haemost 2011; 106:739-749. Abstract.