Aspirin for prevention of cardiovascular events in a general population screened for a low ankle brachial index: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Fowkes2010AspirinFP,
  title={Aspirin for prevention of cardiovascular events in a general population screened for a low ankle brachial index: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Francis Gerry R. Fowkes and Jackie F. Price and Marlene C. W. Stewart and Isabella Butcher and Gillian C Leng and Alistair C H Pell and Peter A. G. Sandercock and Keith A. A. Fox and Gordon D. O. Lowe and Gordon D. Murray},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2010},
  volume={303 9},
  pages={841-8}
}
CONTEXT A low ankle brachial index (ABI) indicates atherosclerosis and an increased risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events. Screening for a low ABI can identify an asymptomatic higher risk group potentially amenable to preventive treatments. OBJECTIVE To determine the effectiveness of aspirin in preventing events in people with a low ABI identified on screening the general population. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS The Aspirin for Asymptomatic Atherosclerosis trial was an… CONTINUE READING
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