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Risky Business: New Survey Suggests Many Americans Live Dangerously, Even When They Say They Aren't 'Risk Takers'
Date:9/22/2008

spirin in preventing CV events continues to be supported and reinforced by the global scientific community, through multiple international and national medical guidelines. Recognizing the issue of underutilization, the American Medical Association recently passed a resolution to increase education among physicians on the importance of appropriate aspirin counseling for the prevention of heart attack and recurrent stroke.

Survey methodology

Surveys were conducted between April 25 and April 30, 2008 in 10 countries (Canada, Germany, China, South Korea, Argentina, Japan, Mexico, Italy, Spain, and the United States) by GMI as part of a custom study utilizing online consumer opinion panels. Findings in each country are based on approximately 300 respondents (male and female) per country 40 years of age or older.

About World Heart Day

Heart disease is the world's No. 1 killer, claiming 17.5 million lives each year. That's why World Heart Day was created, to increase public awareness of the risk of heart disease and to promote preventive measures. World Heart Day 2008 will be held Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008, with the theme, "Know Your Risk!" Activities run by World Heart Federation members and partners will include walks, runs, public talks, scientific forums, exhibitions, concerts, sporting events, and much more. For more details, visit http://www.worldheartday.com

About Aspirin

Aspirin, life-tested for generations, is one of the most extensively studied drugs in history and boasts extensive clinical experience; it has an enviable 110-year track record of efficacy and safety across a range of doses. More than 200,000 patients have been studied in more than 200 randomized clinical trials evaluating aspirin efficacy and safety across a broad range of cardiovascular disease (CVD) indications. Aspirin is recognized as cornerstone therapy for reducing risk of (CVD) events, including,
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