Aspirin has been studied in many trials. Doctors encourage their patients to take an aspirin a day to prevent heart attacks and strokes. Aspirin at a daily dose of 100 mg was NOT seen to reduce the long term risk for cardiovascular or cerebrovascular events in a trial. There were 12000 non diabetics in this trial with numerous cardiovascular and cerebrovascular risks

Aspirin seems to be old hat. There are new studies to recommend other agents and a aspirin a day is not usually recommended all the time.

I often wonder once the patient has his high blood pressure and lipids controlled by conventional and integrative treatments— what is there left for aspirin to do?

Is there a role for aspirin today ? The ARRIVE trial was done more than 10 years ago. This trial advocated the use of aspirin.

Until tomorrow…