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Preoperative Stop of Aspirin: Dogma Begins to Totter

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A prominent paper in the publication flagship of US surgery maintains that most patients, especially those taking aspirin for secondary cardiovascular prevention, should have their aspirin continued throughout the perioperative period. For many operative procedures, the risk of perioperative bleeding while continuing aspirin is minimal, as compared with the concomitant thromboembolic risks associated with aspirin withdrawal.


(State: 17.10.2012)

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