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Parkersburg, WV
A 51-year-old female asked:

Heart disease in family my heart healthy take low dose daily aspirin 4 prevention heard it's bad for you if your heart is healthy is that true. tyvm?

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Dr. Leslie Leighton
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Not to my knowledge: There is a current recommendation that just came out not to take aspirin after age 70 but if your age and with a history in the family of heart disease I would recommend low-dose enteric-coated aspirin. I take it
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