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Aspirin for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease?

By: Deepak Bhatt, MD, MPH, Editor in Chief, Harvard Heart Letter Surprisingly, one of the most controversial areas in preventive medicine is whether or not people without known cardiovascular disease should take a daily aspirin for primary prevention. That is, should you take aspirin to reduce the risk of heart attack, unstable angina, stroke, transient ischemic attack, or death from cardiovascular causes? You would think that we would know the answer by…

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