Prolonged venous thromboembolism prophylaxis with aspirin appears safe and effective

While once thought to be rare, recent data published by Lee and colleagues suggest the incidence of venous thromboembolism (eg, deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism) is on the rise in India, accounting for about 17.5 per 10,000 hospital admissions. Unfortunately, approximately 20% of patients experiencing an unprovoked venous thromboembolism will suffer a recurrent event within 2 years of stopping oral anticoagulant therapy.

According to a new randomized controlled clinical trial published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine, extending venous thromboembolism prophylaxis with...

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