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Aspirin for everyone over 50?; Avoid the harm

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7509.160-b (Published 14 July 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:160
  1. Lexley M Pinto Pereira, senior lecturer (lexleyp@gmail.com)
  1. Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad, West Indies

    EDITOR—The recommendation that everyone over 50 should take aspirin ignores the issue of dose with its ratio of benefit to risk, given that a person still has at least a third of life span remaining and that older hypertensive patients are susceptible to haemorrhagic stroke.1 The debate about what is a low dose …

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