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A 32-year-old male asked about a 70-year-old female:

I have dm type 2 on meds also high tg and low hdl on lipid profile on meds, no mi or angina now or previously, no smoking or alcohol or other risk factors, kindly asking should i take plavix or aspirin as away or primary prevention of heart disease ?

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Dr. Padmashri Rastogi
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Recent randomized trials have not supported any decrease in morbidity or mortality by primary prevention of major cardiovascular events in diabetes. However guidelines suggest aspirin low dose 70-100 mg daily may benefit . Hope it helps.
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