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Aspirin Safe for Heart Failure Patients, Study Finds

MONDAY, July 31, 2017 — Some research has raised concerns about the safety of aspirin for heart failure patients. But a new study appears to offer some reassurance.
The study, of over 2,300 patients, found that those on daily aspirin were not at heightened risk of being hospitalized for, or dying from, heart failure.
That has been a concern because, in theory, aspirin could interfere with the benefits of certain heart failure drugs, explained Dr. Shunichi Homma, the senior researcher on the study.
Plus, two past studies have linked aspirin use to an increased risk of heart failure complications.
But the new study, which compared aspirin to warfarin, a blood thinner, was larger and longer-term — following patients in 168 centers in 11 countries over 10 years.
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