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whats the value of aspirin as antiplatelet?

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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Cardiology 38 years experience
Extremely valuable: Aspirin has been shown to decrease mortality after heart attacks. Aspirin is essential in preventing thrombosis of coronary stents after placement. All of this is mediated by its antiplatelet effect.
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Cardiology 73 years experience
Prevent heart attack: Often, clotting is important (such as in wound healing), but blood clots can also cause heart attacks if they get lodged in coronary arteries. Aspirin inhibits the production of thromboxane a2, a molecule that stimulates platelets to aggregate and form clots. Verifying this mechanism, studies have shown that the use of low dose Aspirin decreases the incidence of heart attacks.
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Thanks for a great question and a terrific answer from our medical student. In layman's terms, it makes the blood less sticky.
Apr 7, 2012

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Can aspirin help my clots or prevent clots from happening?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes and no: Aspirin won, t dissolve clots that you already have, but there is some evidence it may play some small role in preventing them from increasing, though that is really what Heparin or Coumadin (warfarin) do.Asa has a role in preventing platelets from sticking together. If there is an irregularity in the lining of a vessel the body will think there is a cut and form a clot and occlude the vessel. Asa prevents it.
A 21-year-old member asked:

I know that aspirin should be avoided by people with vascular eds. Are there other drugs t avoid?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Anticoagulants: Vascular ehlers-danlos is a difficult disease to manage. Any of the medications that suppress platelet function, and the anticoagulants generally, need to be avoided. However, of the common over-the-counter medicines, aspirin's by far the most powerful anti-clotting agent; before you receive any other medicine that could make you bleed, your physician would discuss risk-benefit with you.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Should people with hemophilia avoid aspirin?

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Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology 23 years experience
Yes: Hemophilia predisposes to bleeding due to lack of blood clotting factor. Asprin and nsaids such as Motrin can increase bleeding risk and should be avoided. It is best to consult your treating doctor for your unique situation.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Could aspirin cause bradycardia?

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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
No: Aspirin does not cause bradycardia.
A 39-year-old member asked:

If you are taking aspirin, what can you take for headache?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Magnesium: You can take upto 800mg magnesium.
Dr. William Haehl
Family Medicine 46 years experience
acetaminophen as directed and no more than 4 gram per day unless you have liver disease or renal disease then decrease total daily dose.
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