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Dearborn, MI
A 42-year-old male asked:

On 500 mg aspirin daily, to prevent a heart attack, cad patient. is it safe?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
500 mg ASA daily is a large dose. As you identify as a coronary artery disease patient you should also already be under the care of a specialist Cardiologist. Ask him/her your question, especially in light of recent study that shows there may be greater mobility than benefit from daily 81 mg ASA.
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
The Aspirin typical range for cardiovascular events prevention is 81-162 mg/day and an evaluation for risk for bleeding is required. Your primary care doc and/or cardio would be best to advise in proper clinical context.

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