The Food and Drug Administration doesn’t recommend aspirin therapy for the prevention of heart attacks in people who haven’t already had a heart attack, stroke or another cardiovascular condition. Guidelines are varied between organizations, but they’re evolving as more research is done.
The available evidence supports the use of aspirin for preventing another heart attack or stroke in patients who have already had a heart attack or stroke, or have other evidence of coronary artery disease, such as angina or a history of a coronary bypass operation or coronary angioplasty.
Aspirin can greatly reduce the damage to your heart during a heart attack. It can help prevent future heart problems after a heart attack. It can reduce your risk of stroke. Talk to your doctor about the benefits and risks of aspirin therapy before you …
Taking aspirin has both potential health benefits, and possible risks of bleeding. Daily aspirin therapy reduces risk of subsequent heart attacks in patients with a prior history of a heart attack, coronary artery disease (like atherosclerosis), or risk factors for developing coronary artery disease.
Specifically, the group recommends that adults 50 to 59 years old who have a 10 percent or greater 10-year cardiovascular disease risk, are not at an increased risk for bleeding, and have a life expectancy of at least 10 years take a daily low-dose aspirin to prevent heart attack, stroke, and colorectal cancer.
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Natural Alternatives to Aspirin for Heart Health. by Aaron Mello, CNTP, MNT and Dr. Miles Nichols, DAOM, MS, LAc. In this week’s post we’ll be discussing natural alternatives to aspirin.