New Advice on Aspirin and Heart Health
Is an aspirin regimen still beneficial for some heart patients?
Aspirin can prevent blood clots — a main cause of heart attacks and strokes.
Anyone taking low-dose aspirin now should keep taking it, experts said.
“We don’t recommend anyone stop without talking to a clinician, and definitely not if they have already had a heart attack or stroke,” said Dr. Chien-Wen Tseng, a member of the national task force.