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Aspirin also known as acetylsalicylic acid is a salicylate drug, often used as an analgesic to relieve minor aches and pains, as an antipyretic to reduce fever, and as an anti-inflammatory medication. Aspirin also has an antiplatelet, or "anti-clotting", effect and is used in long-term, low doses to prevent heart attacks, strokes and blood clot formation in people at high risk for developing blood clots. It has also been established that low doses of aspirin may be given immediately after a heart attack to reduce the risk of another heart attack or of the death of cardiac tissue.
Scientists solve mystery surrounding mechanical forces that influence blood clotting

Scientists solve mystery surrounding mechanical forces that influence blood clotting

Drug that looks at Alzheimer’s differently ready for its first in-human testing

Drug that looks at Alzheimer’s differently ready for its first in-human testing

Aspirin could be used to treat patients with severe tuberculosis infection

Aspirin could be used to treat patients with severe tuberculosis infection

Research: Pure omega-3 prescription drug significantly reduces the occurrence of ischemic events

Research: Pure omega-3 prescription drug significantly reduces the occurrence of ischemic events

Study indicates the benefits of stopping aspirin in heart attack patients

Study indicates the benefits of stopping aspirin in heart attack patients

ACC/AHA guideline for prevention of cardiovascular disease released

ACC/AHA guideline for prevention of cardiovascular disease released

Novel cardiac pump shows superior outcomes in patients with advanced heart failure

Novel cardiac pump shows superior outcomes in patients with advanced heart failure

Researchers report promising results of potential reversal agent

Researchers report promising results of potential reversal agent

UW researchers create novel system to measure platelet function

UW researchers create novel system to measure platelet function

Access to real-time genotype data influences prescriber behavior after PCI

Access to real-time genotype data influences prescriber behavior after PCI

New guidelines on clinical use of life-saving antibiotics

New guidelines on clinical use of life-saving antibiotics

Research highlights increase in heart attacks among younger adults

Research highlights increase in heart attacks among younger adults

CT scans used in cancer diagnostics can provide valuable clues to preventing heart problems

CT scans used in cancer diagnostics can provide valuable clues to preventing heart problems

Study reveals increase in adverse outcomes for people taking aspirin and warfarin

Study reveals increase in adverse outcomes for people taking aspirin and warfarin

Researchers develop highly sensitive cell model to study complex effects of anti-inflammatory drugs

Researchers develop highly sensitive cell model to study complex effects of anti-inflammatory drugs

1 in 10 middle-aged Chinese adults are at high risk for heart disease, finds study

1 in 10 middle-aged Chinese adults are at high risk for heart disease, finds study

Discovery of potent compound in native California shrub may lead to treatment for Alzheimer's

Discovery of potent compound in native California shrub may lead to treatment for Alzheimer's

Study finds underutilization of aspirin to prevent colorectal cancer in high risk patients

Study finds underutilization of aspirin to prevent colorectal cancer in high risk patients

Combination treatment lowers risk of ischemic stroke recurrence

Combination treatment lowers risk of ischemic stroke recurrence

Patients taking anti-depressants more likely to develop gastrointestinal bleeding

Patients taking anti-depressants more likely to develop gastrointestinal bleeding