Low-Dose Aspirin for High-Risk Pregnancy
APEC have produced a leaflet explaining the role of low dose aspirin in the prevention of pre-eclampsia. It gives guidance on the potential effects of aspirin therapy, and who is most likely to benefit from treatment.
It is thought that excessive formation of small blood clots due to an overactive clotting system may be partly responsible for development of pre-eclampsia. Aspirin suppresses special blood cells called platelets that help blood to clot. In this way, aspirin stops excessive clot formation and thins out the blood, which may prevent pre-eclampsia.
Please click the link below to read and download the new leaflet.