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Antithrombotic therapy in hypertension

Sunil Nadar

in Hypertension

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199547579
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199607266 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199547579.003.0017

Series: Oxford Cardiology Library

Antithrombotic therapy in hypertension

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Hypertension is associated with a prothrombotic state. There is significant platelet activation and endothelial dysfunction seen in hypertensive patients. Aspirin has a role in reducing cardiovascular events in patients with multiple cardiovascular risk factors. Strict blood pressure control is very important when starting hypertensive patients on aspirin. There is no benefit (and perhaps possible harm) in starting hypertensive patients with no cardiovascular risk factors (e.g. young non-diabetic hypertensives) on aspirin.

Chapter.  2000 words. 

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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