Daily aspirin good alternative to warfarin

Daily aspirin lowers the risk of recurrent VTE by about 40%, and could provide a safe alternative to long-term anticoagulation, a study suggests.

A randomised controlled trial of 400 patients with unprovoked VTEs found 100mg aspirin daily cut recurrence rates to 6.6% over two years, compared with 11.2% in those taking placebo.

There was no apparent increase in the risk of major bleeding with aspirin, found the study, published Thursday in the New