USPSTF updates guidance on aspirin use for CVD health


The US Preventive Services Task Force released draft guidance noting that the risks of low-dose daily aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke among adults ages 60 and older outweigh the benefits, given the risk of internal bleeding associated with regular aspirin use. All adults, regardless of age, should consult with their health care provider about whether to stop or start taking aspirin, task force member John Wong said.

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