What are the AHA/ASA guidelines on aspirin therapy for stroke prevention in women?

Updated: Jan 10, 2016
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For women at high risk (ie, 10-year predicted CVD risk ≥10%) but intolerant of aspirin: Substitute clopidogrel (class I)

Aspirin therapy (81 mg/d or 100 mg every other day) can be useful in women ≥65 years of age if blood pressure is controlled and the benefit for ischemic stroke prevention is likely to outweigh the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding and hemorrhagic stroke (class IIa); aspirin therapy may be reasonable for women <65 years of age for ischemic stroke prevention (class IIb)


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