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USPSTF Recommendation Statement on Aspirin Use with Dr. Michael Barry
Posted by Clement Lee, MD, MSc
In this episode of Curbside Consults, we examine the latest recommendation statement on the use of aspirin to prevent cardiovascular disease from the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). We are joined by Dr. Michael Barry, who is Director of the Informed Medical Decisions Program in the Health Decision Sciences Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and one of the guideline authors.
00:05 – Intro 00:44 – USPSTF guideline process 04:12 – New recommendations for aspirin 09:32 – Recent major aspirin trials 10:50 – ARRIVE trial 12:00 – ASPREE trial 12:49 – ASCEND trial 15:44 – Patients already taking aspirin 17:00 – Aspirin and colorectal cancer 18:45 – An example case 20:22 – Concluding remarks
The Curbside Consults series complements the foundational information in Rotation Prep by taking a deep dive into key clinical topics with expert clinicians and educators. These podcasts explore and critique the evidence behind clinical practice and break down statistical concepts for the busy clinical trainee.
Michael Barry, MD, is Director of the Informed Medical Decisions Program in the Health Decision Sciences Center and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Clement Lee, MD, MSc, is a 2021–2022 NEJM Editorial Fellow. He is currently an internal medicine hospitalist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a pediatric hospitalist at Lowell General Hospital. He completed his internal medicine-pediatrics residency at Penn-CHOP.