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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2009

Aspirin for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: Preventive Medication (Clinical Guide Recommendation)

Description of Resource: 
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends the use of aspirin for men ages 45 to 79 when the potential benefit due to a reduction in myocardial infarctions outweighs the potential harm due to an increase in gastrointestinal hemorrhage.

Evidence-Based Resource Details

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Developed By: 
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Heart Disease and Stroke
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Citation: 
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Aspirin for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease: Preventive Medication recommendation statement [Internet]. 2009 Mar [cited 2014 Jan 8]. Available from: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf09/aspirincvd/aspcvdrs.htm