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ASAACAcetyl Salicylic Acid vs AntiCoagulants study. A trial comparing occlusion rates of grafts or bypass vessels, perioperative blood loss, and clinical results in patients treated with platelet inhibitors or anticoagulants post-CABG.
Conclusion 22% of vein graft distal anastomoses treated with aspirin and 29% with anticoagulants were occluded; for grafts with endarterectomy, the occlusion rate was lower with aspirin; perioperative blood loss with aspirin was 1211 mls, 874 mls with anticoagulant.
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