Effect of Aspirin on Cardiovascular Events and Bleeding in the Healthy Elderly.
Effect of Aspirin on Cardiovascular Events and Bleeding in the Healthy Elderly was published in The New England Journal of Medicine in October 2018 and was the largest primary prevention study ever undertaken in healthy older people. The study concluded that aspirin failed to lower their risk of cardiovascular disease, and also increased their rate of bleeding and was associated with a higher rate of death.
The research has been one of the most widely discussed articles over the past few months and challenged traditional notions. What do you think? Were you surprised, and do you agree with the study's methodology and conclusions?
Read the full study here (open access), and share your thoughts below.