Death risk higher in patients who don't take pre-PCI aspirin

03/11/2013 | HealthDay News

Patients face higher mortality risks if they do not receive aspirin before percutaneous coronary intervention, according to data presented at the American College of Cardiology meeting. Researchers examined some 65,000 cases at 42 hospitals, finding 7% of patients were not given aspirin within 24 hours before PCI. Of those who did not receive aspirin, in-hospital mortality was 3.9%, compared with 1.2% for patients who were given aspirin.

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