Aspirin and Heart Health
If you have been told to take a daily aspirin for your heart health, you may be interested in learning about the updated guidelines by the AHA.
Guidelines released by the American Heart Association suggest that a low dose of aspirin (75-100mg orally daily) is recommended for people aged 40-70 years who are at higher risk for heart attack or stroke – but not for those who are at increased risk of bleeding. The guidelines note that routine aspirin use to prevent heart attacks is not recommended for people under 40, because there isn’t enough evidence to indicate its effectiveness. It’s also not recommended for people over the age of 70. Head on over to the AHA Journals for more details.