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What are the benefits of taking aspirin for heart disease?

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  • Aspirin can greatly reduce the damage to your heart during a heart attack.
  • It can help prevent future heart problems after a heart attack.
  • It can reduce your risk of stroke.

Talk to your doctor about the benefits and risks of aspirin therapy before you begin a regular regimen.

SOURCES: 

The Cleveland Clinic Heart Center. 

The American Heart Association. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on April 26, 2018

SOURCES: 

The Cleveland Clinic Heart Center. 

The American Heart Association. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on April 26, 2018

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