This article summarises, in the light of recent research, the current benefits and disadvantages of prescribing low-dose aspirin.
Written by Dr Stephen Gordon MBBS FRACP
Dr Stephen Gordon is a graduate in medicine from the University of Western Australia and trained in Cardiology at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and subsequently at the Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. Dr Gordon practises in all areas of adult cardiology, and performs cardiac catheterisation, transoesophageal echo, and has a special interest in echocardiography. Dr Gordon has private practice locations with Western Cardiology at St John of God Health Care Subiaco, Sanori House, Joondalup and Balcatta.