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Aspirin for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease


For patients at low to moderate risk of cardiovascular events, aspirin causes more harm (non-trivial  bleeding) than benefit (reduced cardiovascular events) when used for primary prevention. Mortality is not reduced by aspirin over an average of 6 years.

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