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Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Aspirin Warning



A recently published study suggested that Aspirin use was associated with an increased risk of developing wet AMD. However, the Macular Society is warning patients with heart disease not to stop taking prescribed Aspirin without consulting their doctor.
 
Helen Jackman, chief executive of the Macular Society (pictured), said: “We understand that patients will be concerned and they should discuss the risks with their doctors. 
 
“For patients with cardiovascular disease who are taking Aspirin, the risk of heart attack is higher than the risk of developing wet AMD. We urge patients not to stop taking prescribed Aspirin without speaking to their doctors.”