Aspirin Does Not Prevent Heart Attack Or A Stroke

Heart attacks typically occur when an artery supplying blood to the heart becomes blocked by some combination of narrowing from atherosclerotic buildup inside the artery and clot formation. Aspirin interferes with your blood’s clotting action. Then, a blood clot can quickly form and block the artery. This prevents blood flow to the heart and causes a heart attack. Aspirin therapy reduces the clumping action of platelets. It helps by slowing down the clotting of blood and helps to keep the clot that’s causing the infarction from growing larger, but aspirin can help it from getting worse

In three studies, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, One daily low-dose aspirin (81 mg) is the most common dose used to prevent a heart attack or a stroke. Take aspirin with food if it bothers your stomach. But it has no benefit in prolonging life free of disability, or substantially reducing the risk of having a first heart attack or stroke.

Aspirin is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) prescribed for treating fever, pain, inflammation in the body, prevention of blood clots, and reduction of the risk of strokes and heart attacks. Bayer Aspirin is available as a generic drug. Common side effects of Bayer Aspirin include: rash, gastrointestinal ulcerations, abdominal pain, upset stomach, heartburn, drowsiness, headache, cramping, nausea, gastritis, and bleeding Bayer Aspirin dose ranges from 50 mg to 6000 mg daily. Drug interactions include Eskalith, lithium, Rheumatrex, warfarin, antidepressants. Children who take aspirin has an increased risk of Reye’s syndrome, a rare condition characterized by sudden brain damage and liver problems. Symptoms can include prolonged vomiting, confusion and seizures

“The results of the trial will result in a rethinking of global guidelines relating to the use of aspirin to prevent common conditions associated with ageing. Despite the fact that aspirin has been around for more than 100 years, we have not known whether healthy older people should take it as a preventive measure to keep them healthy for longer. Aspirin is the most widely used of all preventive drugs and an answer to this question is long overdue.” According to principal investigator Professor John McNeil, head of Monash University’s Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine


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