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Keywords

aspirin, bleeding complications, cardiovascular, low dose, prophylaxis

 

Authors

  1. Estes, Krista MSN, ARNP
  2. Thomure, Jessica MSN, ARNP

Abstract

There is consideration controversy regarding the use of aspirin for the prophylaxis of certain cardiovascular conditions, such as coronary thrombosis and stroke. An exploration of current literature suggests that the decision to adopt a routine aspirin regimen must follow a careful analysis of potential risks as well as benefits. Nurses share a vital role in patient education related to aspirin regimens, to guard against potential complications of low-dose aspirin therapy, including gastrointestinal bleeding and stroke.