Blood Test Checks Response to Aspirin Therapy, Duke University Study
7/23/2013 5:51:20 AM
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A new blood test under development shows which patients will respond to aspirin therapy, as well as their likelihood of having a heart attack or stroke. Aspirin has been widely used for more than 50 years as a common, inexpensive blood thinner for patients with heart disease and stroke, but doctors have little understanding of how it works and why some people benefit and others don’t.
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