Regular aspirin use may raise stroke risk for healthy people

People who regularly take aspirin to ward off strokes in later life could be doing themselves more harm than good, according to a new study. Researchers have found that the proportion of people over 75 who have suffered bleeding strokes has jumped ten-fold in the past 25 years, reflecting the increased use of antithrombotic drugs such as aspirin and warfarin. There are two main types of stroke: one occurs when the blood flow to the brain is blocked by a clot; the other happens when a blood vessel bursts an

Risk of Hemorrhagic Stroke With Aspirin Use

Risk of Hemorrhagic Stroke With Aspirin Use

the absolute therapeutic cardiovascular benefits of aspirin must be balanced with the possible risks associated with its use, with the most serious being hemorrhagic stroke