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A 37-year-old female asked:

high blood pressure. take low dose aspirin 80mg about 3 times weekly. hear now that it's harmful and cause early death. is that true?

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Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Aspirin: The latest data support that there is no indication and can cause more harm, if aspirin is taken for what we call "primary prevention". Primary prevention is if one is taking aspirin to prevent a cardiovascular event and does not have a previous cardiovascular event.

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Last updated Sep 18, 2020

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