by Pierre S Aoukar, MD and Hratch L Karamanoukian, MD
Posted: February 16
The role of aspirin in protecting your heart is a topic, ironically, that is undisputed. Aspirin thins the blood by preventing platelet aggregation and hence clot formation in arteries. This not only reduces your risk of having and dying from a heart attack, but stroke as well. All you need is one baby aspirin (81 mg), once-a-day. Itís cheap, itís easy and it works. We recommend that every male over 21 and every female past menopause take one baby aspirin a day. At this dosage, however, it wonít do a thing for your fever, headache or arthritis.
See Antiplatelet Therapy After Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
Aspirin, Introduction to Heart Disease, Excerpt from the book: Everything Good For The Heart: The A to Z Guide, Aoukar PS and Karamanoukian HL. Magalhaes Scientific Press
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