Aspirin safe during CABG

Taking aspirin directly before coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) does not increase the likelihood of bleeding, an Australian trial shows.

On the other hand, a single dose of 100mg of aspirin taken shortly before surgery does not improve mortality and a range of thrombotic outcomes over the 30 days post-surgery, the results reveal.

Over 2100 patients, scheduled for CABG and at increased risk of