Letters Aspirin in primary prevention

GPs left in a quandary

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c1740 (Published 26 March 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1740
  1. Ian Dickson, general practitioner1
  1. 1Springwell Medical Centre, Edinburgh EH11 2JL
  1. Ian.Dickson{at}lothian.scot.nhs.uk

    The recent BHS statement leaves general practitioners (GPs) with a dilemma of what to do with patients who are currently taking low dose aspirin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease.1

    Most will have hypertension or diabetes, or both. They will have started aspirin treatment when type 2 diabetes was considered to be a secondary preventable …

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