Assessing Aspirin for Primary CVD Prevention
Aspirin has been used for various indications for many years. It also may play a role in primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. The vast majority of evidence supports the use of aspirin for secondary prevention. However, for primary prevention, the use of aspirin is debatable. Three studies published recently address the issue of aspirin use in primary prevention. Based on the results of these studies, the use of aspirin for primary prevention remains controversial, and its use in this role should be individualized.
Lewis J, Bethishou L, Tsu LB. Assessing aspirin for primary CVD prevention. US Pharmacist. 2019;44(2):37-44.