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Aspirin and myocardial infarction


When we last reviewed the use of aspirin in vascular disorders we concluded that a preventive effect in coronary thrombosis was uncertain.1 In 1985 the US Food and Drug Administration accepted, after reviewing the evidence, that aspirin can reduce the likelihood of heart attacks for some patients.2 How strong is this evidence?

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