Aspirin is a Good Drug for Heart Health in Certain People, But Often Not Used

Although it’s well known that taking aspirin regularly can lower a person’s risk of heart disease, few Americans take aspirin regularly for heart health.

A new study finds that use of aspirin is underutilized in the prevention of a first or second heart attack or stroke, even among adults at increased risk for such events. There are many people that should be on aspirin, yet the researchers found that large numbers of people at relatively high risk for heart attack and stroke were not taking it regularly.

Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine, May 2007

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