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March 28, 2001

Aspirin and Stroke

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JAMA. 2001;285(12):1567. doi:10.1001/jama.285.12.1567-JQU10002-2-1

Low dosages of aspirin (80 mg to 325 mg per day) are at least as effective as higher dosages (500 mg to 1000 mg per day) in preventing stroke in patients with cerebrovascular disease, according to new guidelines released recently by the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP).

Reports presented at the Sixth ACCP Consensus Conference on Antithrombotic Therapy represent expert consensus on various complications of atherosclerosis and related medical and surgical conditions.