Using aspirin as a primary prevention method amongst adults with diabetes is the principal request of a statement issued by US diabetes and cardiovascular associations. If the request causes policy change, it could have repercussions throughout the world.
Low dose aspirin is used by diabetes patients with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. The American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association called for additional criteria to be included.
Expert Sue Kirkman reportedly commented: “the number of cardiovascular disease events will be similar to or greater than the number of bleeding events induced, although the events considered (MI, stroke, and gastrointestinal bleeding) do not have equal effects on long-term health. All patients with diabetes do not have high cardiovascular risk, despite the assumptions of some previous guidelines.”

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