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An Aspirin a Day? Only If You Have Had a Heart Attack
In a recommendation issued this week, the FDA says scientists have not proven aspirin therapy has any benefit for people without cardiovascular problems. This group includes those with risk factors such as a family history of heart disease.
At the same time, people taking aspirin every day face serious risks. These risks include developing dangerous bleeding into the stomach or brain.
Written by Dr Kim Kuebler
Dr. Kim Kuebler is the Medical Team Leader for Ortho Sport and Spine Physicians, Savannah, GA. She is an Adult Nurse Practitioner graduate from Emory University's School of Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice graduate from Vanderbilt University.