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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.
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

TWILIGHT trial: Brilinta reduces bleeding compared to dual therapy in high-risk coronary patients

TWILIGHT trial: Brilinta reduces bleeding compared to dual therapy in high-risk coronary patients

Taking ticagrelor alone better for patients with complex heart disease

Taking ticagrelor alone better for patients with complex heart disease

Treatment with ticagrelor alone reduces adverse events in patients with diabetes

Treatment with ticagrelor alone reduces adverse events in patients with diabetes

Low-dose rivaroxaban reduces adverse heart events in symptomatic PAD post-intervention

Low-dose rivaroxaban reduces adverse heart events in symptomatic PAD post-intervention

Study contradicts theory that daily aspirin prevents dementia symptoms

Study contradicts theory that daily aspirin prevents dementia symptoms

Listening to music for 30 minutes a day provides benefits after heart attack

Listening to music for 30 minutes a day provides benefits after heart attack

Low-dose aspirin linked to lower risk of hepatocellular carcinoma and liver-related mortality

Low-dose aspirin linked to lower risk of hepatocellular carcinoma and liver-related mortality

Heart Association puts halt to Bayer’s giant displays of baby aspirin

Heart Association puts halt to Bayer’s giant displays of baby aspirin

Heart attack patients who follow more medical advice have greater long-term survival

Heart attack patients who follow more medical advice have greater long-term survival

Researchers develop multi-organ-on-a-chip for drug toxicity screening

Researchers develop multi-organ-on-a-chip for drug toxicity screening

Researchers explore whether plaque identifying toothpaste could prevent heart attack, stroke

Researchers explore whether plaque identifying toothpaste could prevent heart attack, stroke

Secondary analysis reinforces safety of blood thinner

Secondary analysis reinforces safety of blood thinner

Individual clinical judgments needed for prescribing aspirin in primary prevention

Individual clinical judgments needed for prescribing aspirin in primary prevention

OB-GYNs recommend low-dose aspirin for all patients to prevent preeclampsia

OB-GYNs recommend low-dose aspirin for all patients to prevent preeclampsia

Common drug could mitigate risk of 'a broken heart' during bereavement

Common drug could mitigate risk of 'a broken heart' during bereavement