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August 25, 1999

Aspirin and Risk of Hemorrhagic Stroke

Author Affiliations

Margaret A.WinkerMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Interim CoeditorIndividualAuthor


Copyright 1999 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.1999

JAMA. 1999;282(8):731-733. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-282-8-jbk0825

To the Editor: Dr He and colleagues1 reported a meta-analysis of collaborative trials on the risks and benefits of aspirin therapy. While they found an increased risk of hemorrhagic stroke, this risk may be outweighed by the benefits of aspirin therapy. Dr Boissel,2 in an accompanying editorial, wisely emphasizes patient selection as a sensible approach, particularly in identifying candidates for primary prevention of vascular events with aspirin therapy.

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