Friday, July 22, 2011

Heart patients told 'stay on aspirin' (UK)

Heart disease patients are being urged to keep taking aspirin after a study has found stopping the drug raises heart attack risk by nearly two-thirds. Against medical advice, up to half of long-term users are believed to stop taking aspirin, researchers say in the British Medical Journal. And this puts them at a 60% greater risk of a non-fatal heart attack. The findings come from a UK database of nearly 40,000 patients who had been prescribed the drug by their doctor - BBC

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