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Regular Aspirin Intake And Acute Myocardial Infarction

Boston Collaborative Drug Surveillance Group
The British Medical Journal
Vol. 1, No. 5905 (Mar. 9, 1974), pp. 440-443
Published by: BMJ
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25422983
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Regular Aspirin Intake And Acute Myocardial Infarction
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Abstract

The results of two large independent studies involving a combined total of 776 patients treated in hospital with a discharge diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction and 13,898 patients with other discharge diagnoses showed a negative association between regular aspirin intake and non-fatal myocardial infarction. The data are consistent with the hypothesis that aspirin protects against this disease. Clinical trials are needed to determine whether this hypothesis is correct.

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