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.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

USPSTF recommends aspirin for those at high risk for preeclampsia

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends low-dose aspirin for reducing the risk for preeclampsia among those at high risk. This recommendation forms the basis of the final recommendation statement ...


Too many older Americans are taking daily aspirin

(HealthDay)—Many older adults are still taking a daily baby aspirin to ward off first-time heart problems—despite guidelines that now discourage it, a new study finds.

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