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Aspirin and recurrent venous thromboembolism in patients with symptomatic atherosclerosis. Retrospective cohort study.
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PMID:  22827468     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
In a recent placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial aspirin (100 mg once daily) was found to reduce by approximately 40% the risk of recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients after a first episode of acute unprovoked deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and/or pulmonary embolism (PE) who had completed a 6-to-18 month period of conventional anticoagulation [1]. As patients with symptomatic atherosclerosis were excluded from the study, whether these findings also apply to this category of patients is uncertain. We had the opportunity to retrieve information from a large cohort of patients with VTE, with and without symptomatic atherosclerosis, who had a long-term follow-up after their thrombotic episode [2]. Below is a report of our findings. © 2012 International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis.
M Milan; F Noventa; A Ghirarduzzi; V Pengo; V Vedovetto; L Filippi; E Campello; P Prandoni
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Publication Detail:
Type:  LETTER     Date:  2012-7-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of thrombosis and haemostasis : JTH     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1538-7836     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-7-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101170508     Medline TA:  J Thromb Haemost     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis.
Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Sciences (M.M., V.P., V.V., L.F., E.C., P.P.) and the Department of Medicine, Group of Clinical Epidemiology (F.N.), University of Padua, Italy; and the Department of Internal Medicine, Unit of Angiology, S. Maria Nuova Hospital, Reggio Emilia, Italy (A.G.).
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