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Talk With Your Doctor About Taking Aspirin Everyday


The Benefits

Aspirin can improve the flow of blood to the heart and brain. This reduces your risk of heart attack or stroke. If you have already had a heart attack or stroke, aspirin can lower your risk of having a second one. It can also help keep your arteries open if you have had a heart bypass or angioplasty.

Talk to your doctor before you start taking aspirin. If your doctor thinks aspirin is right for you, be sure to take the right amount.

Start Today: Small Steps
  • Call your doctor or health center. Make an appointment to talk about lowering your risk of heart attack.
  • Write a list of questions to ask your doctor. What kind of aspirin should you take? How much should you take? Should you take it every day?
  • If you already take aspirin, make it easy to remember. Put a note on your bathroom mirror where you will see it each day.

Learn how aspirin can help protect you from heart disease.

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