December 21, 2021

Would you recommend aspirin to this patient for primary prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease? – 11/10/2021

Annals of Internal Medicine- from Grand Rounds discussion from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

As we think through calculations for predicting cardiac events, there are a number of factors that we should additionally take into consideration such as left ventricular hypertrophy, decreased GFR, and proteinuria.  Also mentioned was the importance of talking to patients about whether it would bother them to take an additional pill daily- something referred to as “pill disutility”.