Low-dose aspirin may prevent growth and later surgical repair of medium-sized abdominal aortic aneurysms.

@article{Lindholt2008LowdoseAM,
  title={Low-dose aspirin may prevent growth and later surgical repair of medium-sized abdominal aortic aneurysms.},
  author={Jes Sanddal Lindholt and Henrik Sorensen and Jean Brunel Michel and Henrik Frederik Thomsen and Eskild Winther Henneberg},
  journal={Vascular and endovascular surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={42 4},
  pages={329-34}
}
Experimental data suggest that aspirin-induced platelet inhibition may retard growth of abdominal aortic aneurysms. In this article, whether low-dose aspirin use is associated with reduced aneurysm progression and subsequent need for surgery is examined. In this observational cohort study within a screening trial, 148 patients with small aneurysms (maximum diameter 30-48 mm) annually are followed. Patients were referred for surgery when the aneurysmal diameter exceeded 50 mm. Median follow-up… CONTINUE READING