Effect of low-dose aspirin on functional outcome from cerebral vascular events in women.

Authors: Rist PM, Buring JE, Kase CS, Kurth T.

As the morbidity burden from stroke grows, it has become increasing important to determine the impact of exposures not only on the risk of stroke but also on stroke morbidity. Finding ways to reduce stroke morbidity is especially critical among women who are at increased risk of worse functional outcomes after stroke compared to men. 1 One factor that has been investigated for its ability to reduce the risk of stroke is aspirin. Results from a meta-analysis of primary prevention trials showed that randomized assignment to aspirin resulted in a significantly decreased risk of ischemic stroke among women.

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