J.L. Mehta, MD, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Physiology and Biophysics
Stebbins Chair in Cardiology
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System
Little Rock, AR 72205MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Aspirin is commonly used for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease events in a variety of subjects around the world. Recent studies, however, show that routine use of aspirin without assessment of risk for cardiovascular disease events may not be appropriate, and may even be harmful.