Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Interventional cardiologist Leslie Cho, MD, answers this one about heart attacks.
A federal panel has issued a new recommendation that some people who have never had heart disease should take a low dose of aspirin every day. But following this advice has potential risks.
Contributor: David Lang, MD, Chair of Department of Allergy and Immunology, Cleveland Clinic Aspirin can be very helpful in treating many conditions — from a headache to heart disease. However, when some people take this simple wonder drug, they experience one of a few types of adverse reactions, known as aspirin sensitivity. There are three groups of … Read More
By some estimates, more than 50 million people in the U.S. take a daily dose of aspirin. Aspirin is a blood thinner that has long been known to help patients with heart disease and those who have suffered a heart attack. Many heart patients do aspirin therapy as prescribed by their doctors. But as more … Read More
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Should you take an aspirin every day to help prevent heart attack? For many years, some doctors recommended that patients, particularly men over the age of 50, take a daily aspirin to protect against heart attack. Today, however, if you’re healthy and don’t have heart disease, a daily aspirin isn’t necessary. More recent evidence suggests … Read More
True or False: Everybody should take an aspirin a day to reduce the risk of heart attack. True False Answer: False In their book, Heart 411, Drs. Gillinov and Nissen say: Aspirin reduces the tendency of blood to clot by interfering with the action of platelets. In the patient with known arterial disease (history of … Read More