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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.
Dual-pathway approach can lead to better outcomes in patients with heart stents

Dual-pathway approach can lead to better outcomes in patients with heart stents

High-strain physical activity associated with greater risk of very early pregnancy loss

High-strain physical activity associated with greater risk of very early pregnancy loss

Children with COVID-19 presenting with sudden severe lung disease

Children with COVID-19 presenting with sudden severe lung disease

Kawasaki disease outbreak in children with COVID-19

Kawasaki disease outbreak in children with COVID-19

Precision medicine can determine the best drug treatment for severe heart disease

Precision medicine can determine the best drug treatment for severe heart disease

New tool could help physicians diagnose the cause of blood clots

New tool could help physicians diagnose the cause of blood clots

Link found between blood vessel inflammation and abnormalities in mitochondrial fission

Link found between blood vessel inflammation and abnormalities in mitochondrial fission

Experts advise not to make COVID-19 crisis worse by rushing for cures

Experts advise not to make COVID-19 crisis worse by rushing for cures

Study provides indications and techniques of lower extremity revascularization

Study provides indications and techniques of lower extremity revascularization

AAN publishes updated practice advisory on closure of common heart defect after stroke

AAN publishes updated practice advisory on closure of common heart defect after stroke

Scientists discover anti-cancer compound in the humble willow

Scientists discover anti-cancer compound in the humble willow

Aspirin associated with reduction in risk of several digestive tract cancers

Aspirin associated with reduction in risk of several digestive tract cancers

Newer therapies may benefit patients with type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease

Newer therapies may benefit patients with type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease

People with type 2 diabetes and heart disease may benefit from newer therapies

People with type 2 diabetes and heart disease may benefit from newer therapies

Excess cardiac myosin worsens damage to heart tissue during a heart attack

Excess cardiac myosin worsens damage to heart tissue during a heart attack

Her genetic test revealed a microscopic problem — and a jumbo price tag

Her genetic test revealed a microscopic problem — and a jumbo price tag

Ticagrelor therapy, without aspirin, can benefit patients with acute coronary syndrome

Ticagrelor therapy, without aspirin, can benefit patients with acute coronary syndrome

Clopidogrel added to aspirin and rvaroxaban shows no additional benefit for peripheral artery disease

Clopidogrel added to aspirin and rvaroxaban shows no additional benefit for peripheral artery disease

Higher serum EPA levels from prescription fish oil associated with lower cardiovascular events

Higher serum EPA levels from prescription fish oil associated with lower cardiovascular events

Clinical trial using genetic testing to guide antiplatelet therapy post-PCI falls short of stated goal

Clinical trial using genetic testing to guide antiplatelet therapy post-PCI falls short of stated goal