Which patients should take low-dose aspirin?

Wednesday, 22 Jun 2016


Clinicians can now decide whether their patients should be taking low-dose aspirin to prevent cardiovascular events with the help of a free easy to use mobile app.

Developed by cardiologists from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital the app calculates both the CVD risk score and the bleeding risk score for the individual patient.

Writing in this week’s JAMA the cardiologists said they developed the app out because weighing the risks and benefits of aspirin for individuals who have not had a heart attack or stroke was a complex process.

“The new mobile app enables individualized benefit to risk assessment in a matter of seconds while the patient is with the physician,” said Samia Mora, MD, cardiologist at BWH.

The free Aspirin-Guide mobile app, developed for iPhones and iPads is available at the Apple app store. Click here to find out more.

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