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Aspirin Use for Prevention of Morbidity and Mortality from Preeclampsia: Preventive Medication, 2014

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Recommendations: Low-Dose Aspirin Use for the Prevention of Morbidity and Mortality From Preeclampsia

  • Aspirin Use for the Prevention of Morbidity and Mortality from Preeclampsia: Preventive Medication--Pregnant Women who are at High Risk for Preeclampsia
    Grade: B
    Specific Recommendations:

    The USPSTF recommends the use of low-dose aspirin (81 mg/d) as preventive medication after 12 weeks of gestation in women who are at high risk for preeclampsia.

    Frequency of Service:

    Use of low-dose aspirin was initiated between 12 and 28 weeks of gestation. Evidence did not suggest additional benefit when use of aspirin was started earlier (12 to 16 weeks) rather than later (≥16 weeks) in pregnancy in women at increased risk for preeclampsia.

    Risk Factor Information:

    No Risk Factor Information currently available.

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