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Aspirin prevents recurrent venous thromboembolism

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e7639 (Published 12 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7639

When people with an unprovoked episode of venous thromboembolism complete oral anticoagulation, they have to choose between two unsatisfactory options. They can stop treatment altogether and risk a recurrence, or they can continue with the inconvenience of oral vitamin K antagonists and risk a bleed. Long term treatment with low …

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