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[Aspirin therapy in diabetes mellitus]

ÁBEL Tatjána1

MAY 01, 2000

Lege Artis Medicinae - 2000;10(05)

[Patients with diabetes mellitus have an increased risk of cardiovascular events and this risk is often present in the prediabetic phase of the type 2 diabetes. Diabetic patients have altered platelet function, including increased production of thombox ane resulting in increased platelet aggregation. This effect is reversed by aspirin within few days after beginning treatment with 75 mg aspirin daily. These findings of primary and secondary prevention trials in men and women with dia betes mellitus support the view that low-dose aspirin therapy should be used as secondary prevention when not contraindicated, and it should also be used as primary prevention in patients who are at high risk for cardiovascular events. ]

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  1. Semmelweis Egyetem, Egészségtudományi Kar I. Sz. Belgyógyászati és Geriátriai Klinika, Budapest

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