Aspirin May Help Prevent Heart Attack and Stroke

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Aspirin can help prevent heart disease and stroke for some people. The aspirin used for prevention is affordable and found over-the-counter. Aspirin may not be the right choice for some people, especially those who are at risk for bleeding. Talk to your doctor before beginning to take aspirin to prevent heart disease and stroke.


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Merkle, Alexander. (2010). Aspirin May Help Prevent Heart Attack and Stroke. Retrieved from the University Digital Conservancy,

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