Aspirin may be safe for those with brain bleeds

'Unexpected' findings are reassuring for those with previous haemorrhage: study

Aspirin may be safe in patients who have had an intracerebral haemorrhage and may even lower the risk of a repeat event, a new study suggests.


Researchers say the findings are reassuring for patients who have had a brain bleed but who need antiplatelet therapy, as the medications probably do not increase the risk of recurrent haemorrhagic stroke.

In the Lancet study, researchers led by the University of Edinburgh tracked 537 people from across the UK who had experienced a brain haemorrhage while taking antithrombotic (either