Baby Asprin for Heart Attack Prevention
The latest AHA guidelines (2019) reduce the recommended use of baby aspirin to prevent heart attacks, especially for primary prevention in patients over 70. For secondary prevention(previous heart attack or heart disease) baby aspirin is recommended after 70 after a consultation with your doctor.
I have atherosclerosis but have not had a heart attack or any invasive procedures performed. I am 72 and take a statin and a baby aspirin. Are you over 70 and taking a daily baby aspirin. Why are you taking it? Although I am taking a daily aspirin the risk of a GI bleed or hemorrhagic stroke troubles me somewhat.