HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Baby aspirin better for your health, University of Kentucky study says

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 9, 2007) " Nearly a quarter of a million Americans each year may be hospitalized with bleeding complications caused by needlessly taking a daily dose of an adult-sized aspirin rather than a baby aspirin to prevent a heart attack or stroke.

A study by a group of UK HealthCare Linda and Jack Gill Heart Institute cardiologists found that the commonly prescribed 325 mg adult tablet may be more than many people need each day. The study, which is published in today's issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that doses higher than a baby aspirin, 75 to 81 mg, are no better at preventing cardiovascular events long-term and are associated with increased risk of gastrointestinal bleeding.

Gill Heart Institute cardiologists and University of Kentucky College of Medicine faculty Dr. Charles Campbell, Dr. Steven R. Steinhubl and Dr. Susan Smyth, along with Dr. Gilles Montalescot of the Instjtut de Cardiologie-Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Piti--Salptrire in Paris, France, systematically reviewed published data regarding clinical studies involving aspirin dosing. Even in patients with diabetes, who may be more difficult to treat, they found no large-scale studies that support higher doses of aspirin.

"While aspirin is an effective drug for the prevention of clots," said Campbell, lead author of the report, "the downside of aspirin therapy is an increased tendency for bleeding (particulary from the GI tract). We believe the minimum effective dose should be utilized (75-81 mg)." However, Campbell notes, "We also believe more study in this area is warranted to determine if the minimum dose is effective for everyone, or if dose should be adjusted from person to person."

Aspirin is the most-used drug in the world. More than 50 million people, or 36 percent of the adult population in the United States, consume 10 to 20 billion aspirin tablets each year to protect their hearts from clots, which are the leading caus
'"/>

Contact: Beth Goins
beth.goins@uky.edu
859-327-0078
University of Kentucky
8-May-2007


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Warfarin better than aspirin at stroke prevention in elderly people with atrial fibrillation
2. Study reveals aspirins colorectal cancer prevention mechanism
3. Ireland Cancer Center researcher lays out benefits of aspirin to prevent colon cancer
4. An aspirin a day keeps colorectal cancer away
5. Long-term aspirin use associated with reduced risk of dying in women
6. How does aspirin crystallize?
7. Risks of gastrointestinal ulcers linked to aspirin use might outweigh its benefits for the heart
8. Mayo clinic finds aspirin, other NSAIDs, may prevent or delay enlarged prostate
9. Aspirin + dipyridamole better than aspirin alone to prevent circulatory problems after minor stroke
10. Hopkins study shows low-dose aspirin suppresses clumping of blood platelets in both sexes
11. For some, aspirin doesnt increase risk of recurring hemorrhagic stroke

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... Colorado State University ... career-relevant, and affordable online education – is proud to announce its new master’s ... first of its kind in the nation, the 60-credit hour program is designed ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... , ... August 31, 2020 , ... The pandemic and topsy-turvy economic outlook continues to ... budgets and look for ways to trim the fat from our monthly expenses and put ... but it’s also important that you have a financial safety net in place in case ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... In an effort to give back to the ... percent of each hotel room booked with a special new rate code to benefit ... (RMHC-CNI) , effective immediately. Donations will be applied to any room type, any ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... Bonde Innovations, ... patients with advanced heart failure, today announced that the company has been awarded ... $555,358 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... ... August 28, 2020 , ... ... Craig Mandeville was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 Florida Award finalist. ... business leaders whose ambitions deliver innovation, growth and prosperity as they build and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... ... New York City you will always pay more for these two things: real estate and ... but are plastic surgeons in New York worth the premium prices that they charge? ... trip to have expert aesthetic treatments by some of the best doctors in the country. ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... ... August 28, 2020 , ... Dr. Mark Surrey has been in ... serves as a clinical professor in the Department of OBGYN at UCLA’s David Geffen ... & Pacific Coast Reproductive Society and is a Clinical Director of Fellowship Training for ...
(Date:8/27/2020)... , ... August 27, 2020 , ... The flu season is right round the corner ... well equipped with all the necessary measures before it begins to harbor its effects on ... and it is leaving a huge impact on our lives. Hence it has become even ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: