April 4, 2012
Why Don’t More Women Take A Daily Aspirin To Prevent Heart Disease?
Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women, and evidence-based national guidelines promote the use of daily aspirin for women at increased risk for cardiovascular disease. However, less than half of the women who could benefit from aspirin are taking it, according to an article in Journal of Women´s Health, a peer-reviewed publication from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. The article is available free online at the Journal of Women´s Health website.
“Based on this survey, it is evident that the majority of women for whom aspirin is recommended for prevention of cardiovascular disease are not following national guidelines,” says Editor-in-Chief Susan G. Kornstein, MD, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Women´s Health and Executive Director of the Virginia Commonwealth University Institute for Women´s Health, Richmond, VA.
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