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Gender differences in the primary prevention of stroke with aspirin.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21612354     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Aspirin is used to prevent ischemic stroke and other types of cardiovascular disease. Seven trials of aspirin focusing on the effectiveness of primary prevention of stroke and other cardiovascular events have been performed, but three of these did not include women. Data from these trials, and one meta-analysis, suggest that aspirin prevents myocardial infarction in men and stroke in women, although the findings in women were driven by the results of a single large study, and a subsequent meta-analysis did not find a gender difference. The reasons for the possible gender differences in aspirin's effectiveness are not entirely clear.
Authors:
Eric E Adelman; Lynda Lisabeth; Devin L Brown
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Women's health (London, England)     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1745-5065     ISO Abbreviation:  Womens Health (Lond Engl)     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101271249     Medline TA:  Womens Health (Lond Engl)     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  341-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Stroke Program, Department of Neurology, University of Michigan, Cardiovascular Center, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA.
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