Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Low-dose aspirin
does not prolong disability-free survival of healthy people over 70, even in those at the highest risk of cardiovascular disease.
Summary: Washington D.C [USA], Sep 1 (ANI): Low-dose aspirin
does not prolong disability-free survival of healthy people over 70, even in those at the highest risk of cardiovascular disease, finds a study.
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Participants aged 40 years or older were asked whether they had been told to take low-dose aspirin
each day to prevent or control heart disease, whether they were following this advice, and whether they were taking low-dose aspirin
on their own.
The latest American College of Chest Physicians guideline for antithrombotic and thrombolytic therapy recommends the addition of low-dose aspirin
(50-100 mg/day) to warfarin therapy in patients with mechanical heart valves at low bleeding risk (4).
A There have been several studies in recent years suggesting that low-dose aspirin
of 80 milligrams (mg) may help improve cognition.
Subsequently, heart experts began prescribing daily low-dose aspirin
therapy (i.e., 75 or 81 mg) to those who have had a previous heart attack or stroke and those who have a high risk for either.
By DOROTHY KWEYU Health experts have warned against arbitrary use of aspirin in managing high blood pressure.Responding to an emailed inquiry by this writer, Dr Loise Nyanjau of the Ministry of Health (MoH) said low-dose aspirin
increases the risk of brain haemorrhage.
"A woman at risk should take low-dose aspirin
(75mg or 100mg a day), starting before 15 weeks of pregnancy.
These individuals already have cardiovascular disease and should continue to take low-dose aspirin
daily, or as recommended by their health care provider, to prevent another occurrence, said Michos, associate director of preventive cardiology at the Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Maryland.
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