Perioperative Use of Aspirin in Patients Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery

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Abstract

SYNOPSIS:

Administration of aspirin before surgery and throughout the early postsurgical period had no significant effect on the rate of composite of death or nonfatal myocardial infarction but did increase the risk of major bleeding.

SOURCE:

Devereaux PJ, et al. Aspirin in patients undergoing noncardiac surgery. N Eng J Med 2014;370:1494-1503.

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