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A 55-year-old member asked:

my father had stroke at 75. my brother just had stroke at 51. i'm 52 year female should i start a daily baby aspirin?

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Dr. Gregory Fehr
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Yes: An Aspirin a day keeps the dr away. Get you cholesterol checked and a carotid ultrasound.
Dr. Robert Singer
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Depends: You should see your physician in order to have an appropriate risk assessment performed.

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