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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.
Mono-antiplatelet therapy after aortic heart valve replacements may work as well as two drugs

Mono-antiplatelet therapy after aortic heart valve replacements may work as well as two drugs

Study: Patients taking OTC drugs, dietary supplements not aware of effects on lab test results

Study: Patients taking OTC drugs, dietary supplements not aware of effects on lab test results

Aspirin desensitization can help alleviate alcohol-induced allergies in patients with AERD

Aspirin desensitization can help alleviate alcohol-induced allergies in patients with AERD

Drug combinations alter effectiveness of antibiotics

Drug combinations alter effectiveness of antibiotics

Low-dose aspirin may reduce amyloid plaques in the brain, study shows

Low-dose aspirin may reduce amyloid plaques in the brain, study shows

Novel approach to visualize how platelets are formed in body

Novel approach to visualize how platelets are formed in body

After opioid overdose, only 30 percent get medicine to treat addiction

After opioid overdose, only 30 percent get medicine to treat addiction

Esophageal cancer risk could be reduced by esomeprazole and low dose aspirin

Esophageal cancer risk could be reduced by esomeprazole and low dose aspirin

Patients taking aspirin before and after CABG surgery show reduced mortality risk

Patients taking aspirin before and after CABG surgery show reduced mortality risk

Scientists develop new test to predict woman's risk of preterm birth

Scientists develop new test to predict woman's risk of preterm birth

PCI along with prescribed drugs better than medication alone for treating for people with heart disease

PCI along with prescribed drugs better than medication alone for treating for people with heart disease

Fetal MRI can accurately identify holoprosencephaly by 18 weeks of gestation

Fetal MRI can accurately identify holoprosencephaly by 18 weeks of gestation

Clot busting drug combo reduces risk of major strokes in high risk patients

Clot busting drug combo reduces risk of major strokes in high risk patients

Drug combination may prevent secondary stroke in certain patients, study shows

Drug combination may prevent secondary stroke in certain patients, study shows

Taking clot-preventing drug with aspirin may lower risk of major stroke, finds study

Taking clot-preventing drug with aspirin may lower risk of major stroke, finds study

Walking may help women to improve their chances of becoming pregnant

Walking may help women to improve their chances of becoming pregnant

Men exposed to daily aspirin have higher risk of melanoma, study finds

Men exposed to daily aspirin have higher risk of melanoma, study finds

Non-aspirin NSAID use linked to shorter survival in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma

Non-aspirin NSAID use linked to shorter survival in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma

Researchers uncover how obesity leads to cancer in epithelial cells

Researchers uncover how obesity leads to cancer in epithelial cells

Genetic testing could help guide blood-thinner treatment after stent placement

Genetic testing could help guide blood-thinner treatment after stent placement