Should you take aspirin to prevent heart attacks?

If you take a daily aspirin to help decrease your chance of a heart attack or stroke, you should check in with your health care provider. A new report indicates the over-the-counter drug may do more harm than good for some ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Smartphone app could improve aspirin use for healthy pregnancies

Low-dose aspirin during pregnancy can help prevent preeclampsia, a serious, yet common, hypertension disorder—but it is underused among high-risk pregnant patients, potentially due to a communication gap with providers, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Antithrombotic therapy not helpful for COVID-19 outpatients

(HealthDay)—Compared with placebo, neither aspirin nor apixaban reduces the rate of major adverse cardiovascular or pulmonary outcomes for clinically stable outpatients with symptomatic COVID-19, according to a study published ...


Advice shifting on aspirin use for preventing heart attacks

Older adults without heart disease shouldn't take daily low-dose aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke, an influential health guidelines group said in preliminary updated advice released Tuesday.

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