HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Aspirin reduces cardiovascular risks in men and women -- but differently

Aspirin can significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular events -- a combined endpoint including stroke, heart attack and death due to cardiovascular disease -- in both men and women, according to a new meta-analysis of more than 95,000 patients by a Duke University Medical Center cardiologist.

However, the researchers found, the major reasons for the risk reduction differed between the sexes. For men, aspirin lowered the risk of a heart attack, while in women, aspirin reduced the risk of a stroke.

The use of aspirin, however, also carries an increased risk of bleeding among both sexes, the study found. The results of the new analysis lead the researchers to recommend that all patients and physicians should discuss the benefits and drawbacks of regularly taking aspirin as a preventative measure against cardiovascular events.

"Aspirin is a drug that has been used for many years it is well-understood, effective, inexpensive and widely available," said Duke cardiology fellow Jeffrey Berger, M.D, first author of a paper published Jan. 18, 2006, in the Journal of the American Medical Association. He performed much of the research while at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, under senior author cardiologist David Brown, M.D.

"This is good news because many of the past studies of the effect of aspirin in preventing cardiovascular events looked only at men, so physicians were reluctant to prescribe aspirin for women because there was little data," Berger continued. "But now, the combined data of recent trials involving women demonstrates that women can benefit just as much from aspirin therapy as men."

Berger emphasized that more healthy men and women who can tolerate aspirin should be taking the medication for the prevention of cardiovascular disease. It is estimated that fewer than five percent of the population suffers from the known gastrointestinal side effects of aspirin or are allergic to it, meaning that many more seriou
'"/>

Contact: Richard Merritt
Merri006@mc.duke.edu
919-684-4148
Duke University Medical Center
17-Jan-2006


Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Aspirin use during pregnancy could reduce risk of pre-eclampsia
2. Aspirin reduces esophageal-cancer risk in people with most-aggressive form of Barretts esophagus
3. Aspirin saves lives of cancer patients suffering heart attacks, despite fears of bleeding
4. Aspirin and other NSAIDs may not reduce the risk of colorectal cancer in long-term smokers
5. Aspirin + dipyridamole better than aspirin alone to prevent circulatory problems after minor stroke
6. Aspirin shows promise in combating a common, antibiotic-induced hearing loss
7. Aspirin to prevent heart disease is beneficial in a wider range of men
8. Aspirin therapy may be safe for some survivors of brain hemorrhage
9. Aspirin reduces the risk of cardiovascular events, though effects differ between men and women
10. Aspirin may help the heart, but one in ten patients will also develop an ulcer, new research shows
11. Aspirin can cut death rates in postmenopausal women with cardiovascular disease

Post Your Comments:
(Date:7/3/2015)... , ... July 03, 2015 , ... ... Friend opened registration for a new SEO training system called "Page One ... for organic traffic generation has received glowing reviews from several well-known marketers. HonestyFirstReviews.com's ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... ... ... Renowned rhinoplasty surgeon and Symposium Chairman, Dr. Rod J. Rohrich , ... held from March 4th - 6th, the 2016 (a previous announcement had stated the ... to take participants from the basic training and fundamentals of nasal surgery through the ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... ... July 03, 2015 , ... The Erie County Bar Association ... 1:00pm. The Association welcomed speaker C. Daniel McGillicuddy Esq. of William Mattar Law ... of investigating these types of cases. , Each year, New York State residents ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... , ... July 03, 2015 , ... Jennifer Renee Hanes, ... Choice Emergency Room , the largest network of independent freestanding emergency rooms in the ... medical director of our Sienna Plantation facility,” said Executive Medical Director of First Choice ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... ... July 03, 2015 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer ... week that he says will reveal biblical truth and expose popular lies regarding proper ... Bible Say Don’t Have Sex”, immediately goes into the core of the subject by ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Page One Engine - Review Of Dori Friend's SEO Training Course Released 2Health News:Dr. Rod J. Rohrich Announces the Dates for 2016 Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium 2Health News:Dr. Rod J. Rohrich Announces the Dates for 2016 Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium 3Health News:Attorney from William Mattar Leads Discussion on Bicycle Accidents 2Health News:Dr. Jennifer Renee Hanes Named by First Choice Emergency Room as Medical Director of Missouri City, TX Facility 2Health News:Dr. Jennifer Renee Hanes Named by First Choice Emergency Room as Medical Director of Missouri City, TX Facility 3Health News:Yisrayl Hawkins Explains What the Bible Really Says about Sex in New Publication This Week 2
(Date:7/3/2015)... YORK , July 3, 2015  Obsidian HDS, ... - an online service for the management of data ... announced today that PharmaShine now includes the 2014 Open ... for Medicare Services on June 30. The data disclosed ... million transactions between industry and providers totaling $6.49 billion ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... Pharma Major Lupin Limited ... en ZAO "Biocom" en Rusia bajo ciertas condiciones ... Lupin en el mercado farmacéutico de Rusia que ... como uno de los 10 principales mercados farmacéuticos ... de una década, el mercado farmacéutico ruso registró ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... , July 2, 2015 Leading ... to capture critical product and market insights in ... benefits to employee-based studies, it is essential for ... own internal employees to capture critical business-related insights. ... benchmarking firm, Best Practices, LLC, most benchmarked companies ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New Open Payments (Sunshine Act) Data Now Searchable on PharmaShine 2Lupin adquiere Biocom en Rusia 2Lupin adquiere Biocom en Rusia 3Leveraging Employee Insights to Produce Cutting-Edge Market Research 2
Cached News: