Should You Stop Taking Aspirin for Heart Attack Prevention?


November 20, 2014 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Health Tips



Source: https://www.yahoo.com/health/new-study-finds-aspirin-does-not-lower-risk-of-103116286772.html?src=rss

According to the study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, researchers sought to monitor the effects of a preventative dose of aspirin. Of those directed to take an aspirin a day, 58 died of heart-related incidents with 2.77 percent suffering a fatal or non-fatal heart attack or stroke. The numbers in the non-aspirin group were very similar, with 57 deaths and 2.96 percent experiencing heart attack or stroke. Cardiologist Kevin Dunsky, M.D, director of diagnostic and preventive medicine at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, says this new finding should cause medical professionals to take a second look at drug.

 

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