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Antiplatelet therapy: Aspirin in the elderly — tailored approaches ahead?

04:39 EDT 11 Aug 2017 | Nature Publishing

The benefits of aspirin in protecting against thrombotic occlusions are well-established. However, aspirin use has also been linked to increased gastrointestinal and fatal bleeding in elderly patients. Safer preventive approaches should be considered in the elderly population, including reductions in aspirin dose, alternative daily regimens, and individualized treatment strategies.

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