Cardiology

Study supports aspirin's ability to reduce liver cancer risk

The results of a study led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators support evidence from previous studies suggesting the regular use of aspirin can reduce the risk of developing primary liver cancer—also called ...

Surgery

Aspirin therapy appears safe before thyroid surgery

(HealthDay)—Continuing aspirin therapy before thyroid surgery does not appear to increase the risk of intraoperative bleeding, according to a study published online March 1 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

Cardiology

In CAD with GI bleeding, higher mortality with triple therapy

(HealthDay)—For patients with lower gastrointestinal bleeding (LGIB) and coronary artery disease (CAD), triple therapy is associated with increased risk of mortality at 90 days after adjustment for confounding variables, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Trial finds aspirin does not speed leg ulcer healing

Suggestions that aspirin may help treat venous leg ulcers have been rebutted by University of Auckland research, leaving the sufferers with compression therapy, a treatment known since the 17th Century.

Cardiology

Benefit of aspirin after A-fib ablation questioned

(HealthDay)—For atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation patients undergoing their index ablation, long-term aspirin therapy is associated with increased rates of bleeding and may not lower risk of stroke, according to a study ...

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