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Pre-operative aspirin does not influence CABG outcomes

Aspirin is a common therapy for risk reduction among patients with coronary artery disease. However, among patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery, the benefits of aspirin on the risk of myocardial infarction and stroke may be outweighed by perioperative bleeding risk. To address this question, the ATACAS trial randomized 2100 patients to either receive 100 mg aspirin daily or …

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