Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP

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Chemoprophylaxis

Chemoprophylaxis with low-dose aspirin (81 mg per day) has been reported effective in the prevention of myocardial infarction[64] and coronary artery disease.[65] When given in 300-mg-daily doses it may decrease the risk of colorectal cancer.[66] These studies, however, included only the "young-old" (from 40 to 79 years). Continued research needs to focus on the usefulness of this type of chemoprophylaxis in individuals 80 years of age and older.

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