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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    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
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.
Affiliation:
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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