Dramatic cut in MI risk with aspirin in CABG

Preoperative aspirin significantly reduces the risk of myocardial infarction after coronary artery surgery, according to an Australian-authored meta-analysis, but there are costs to the therapy as well.

Analysis of 13 randomised trials with 2400 coronary artery surgery patients found a 45% reduced risk of MI with preoperative aspirin.

However, the therapy also increased postoperative tube drainage and red