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This statement summarizes the recommendation of the third U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) for aspirin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular events, as well as the supporting scientific evidence. The complete information on which this statement is based, including evidence tables and references, can be found in a companion article in this issue. Copies of this document, the summary of the evidence, and the systematic evidence review can be obtained through the USPSTF Web site (www.ahrq.gov/clinic/uspstfix.htm) and in print through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Publications Clearinghouse (800-358-9295).
*For a list of the members of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, see the Appendix.
Table. Estimates of Benefits and Harms of Aspirin Given for 5 Years to 1000 Persons with Various Levels of Baseline Risk for Coronary Heart Disease
Appendix Table 1. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Grades and Recommendations
Appendix Table 2. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Grades for Strength of Overall Evidence
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. Aspirin for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Events: Recommendation and Rationale. Ann Intern Med. 2002;136:157–160. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-136-2-200201150-00015
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2002;136(2):157-160.
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