Low Dose Aspirin May Reduce Blood Clot Risk Associated with VTE

August 26, 2014 1:54 PM

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Low Dose Aspirin May Reduce Blood Clot Risk Associated with VTE

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that a daily aspirin regimen is taken for those who have already experienced a heart attack, stroke, angina or peripheral vascular disease. However, previous studies have also shown that taking aspirin frequently can increase the risk of stomach ulcers and stomach bleeding.

Now, recent findings have revealed that taking a daily amount of aspirin could help prevent venous thromboembolism (VTE) in some individuals--a condition in which blood clots break off and travel to the lugs, blocking the arteries.

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