Journal of thrombosis and haemostasis : JTH

Once versus twice daily aspirin after coronary bypass surgery: a randomized trial.

PMID 28267249


Essentials Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) failure is associated with myocardial infarction and death. We tested whether more frequent dosing improves aspirin (ASA) response following CABG surgery. Twice-daily compared with once-daily dosing reduces ASA hyporesponsiveness after CABG surgery. The efficacy of twice-daily ASA needs to be tested in a trial powered for clinical outcomes. Background Acetyl-salicylic acid (ASA) hyporesponsiveness occurs transiently after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery and may compromise the effectiveness of ASA in reducing thrombotic graft failure. A reduced response to ASA 81 mg once-daily after CABG surgery is overcome by four times daily ASA dosing. Objectives To determine whether ASA 325 mg once-daily or 162 mg twice-daily overcomes a reduced response to ASA 81 mg once-daily after CABG surgery. Methods Adults undergoing CABG surgery were randomized to ASA 81 mg once-daily, 325 mg once-daily or 162 mg twice-daily. The primary outcome was median serum thromboxane B