The risk of gastrointestinal bleeds have been significantly underestimated in elderly patients treated with aspirin for secondary prevention of stroke and heart attack, a large UK study has found. What was previously considered to be an unwanted side effect of the antiplatelet therapy is likely to be just as disabling or fatal in patients aged ...
Ischaemic heart disease
Antiplatelet bleeding risk underestimated in elderly: study
By Sunalie Silva
14 Jun 2017