Who should be taking aspirin to prevent coronary events?
Michael S. Lauer, MD
Director of Clinical Research, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic; Contributing Editor, JAMA
Address: Michael S. Lauer, MD, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, F25, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195; e-mail: email@example.com
ABSTRACTThe decision to prescribe aspirin to prevent a coronary event is not straightforward, and requires physicians to balance the risk of a coronary event with the risk of adverse events from aspirin. Although evidence-based medicine shows the way, it does not answer all the questions, especially for patients at intermediate risk.