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Dr. Irv Loh
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Heart Problems (Definition)

Heart problems are clinical conditions or findings that are related to the heart and include arrhythmias, heart failure, heart valve diseases, and diseases of the heart ...Read more


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Can I take tylenol (acetaminophen) instead of aspirin to prevent heart problems?

Can I take tylenol (acetaminophen) instead of aspirin to prevent heart problems?

No: No, tylenol (acetaminophen) is antipyretic( fever reducer) and pain reliever and that's about it. It does nothing for cardiovascular system. ...Read more

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Should older persons without heart problems take an aspirin daily to prevent a heart attack?

Should older persons without heart problems take an aspirin daily to prevent a heart attack?

Maybe: While in previous years Aspirin was recommended for most men and women over age 55, this question has recently been reexamined with now much different recommendations. For men the current recommendation is for 81mg of Aspirin only in men with known coronary artery disease to prevent heart attacks. For women the recommendation is 81 mg only for women over age 65 to prevent strokes. ...Read more

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Blood clots in past and heart problems.Should I take aspirin?

Location: Where were your clots? If you had a clot in a vein or in your heart, Aspirin isn't effective. A more potent anticoagulant is necessary. You shouldn't take both usually. If you've had an arterial clot: coronary artery, bypass graft, or stroke, Aspirin is indicated - if you're not bleeding and not at high risk of bleeding. Also, be aware that Aspirin can cause cause stomach upset and GI bleeding. ...Read more

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My family history in general have heart problems. They want me to take a baby aspirin but refuse is this bad? I do take fermented cod liver oil 1 gram

You're only 24?: There has never been a study that has shown benefit in men or women in your age range who take aspirin for primary prevention. Unless there's more in your history that has not been revealed, I would agree with you. (what makes you think fermented cod liver oil is beneficial and has no potential for harm?) ...Read more

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Why is baby aspirin recommended for people with heart problems?

Why is baby aspirin recommended for people with heart problems?

Prevents clots: When cholesterol forms in the wall of an artery, it makes the lining of the artery more likely to break open. When it opens, the body responds by trying to heal the opening with a blood clot which initially forms with platelets. If this clot closes off the entire artery, it causes a heart attack. Aspirin and other antiplatelet medications keep the clot from blocking all the blood flow. ...Read more

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I have anxiety and an ongoing fear of heart problems. Can I just start taking baby aspirin?

I have anxiety and an ongoing fear of heart problems.  Can I just start taking baby aspirin?

See MD first: These may be symptoms of an anxiety disorder or a medical disorder. You should consult with your family doctor. There are some people who should not take Aspirin products, so i wouldn't take a baby Aspirin without consulting with your doctor first. ...Read more

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I'm on aspirin for my heart problem. Can I take tylenol (acetaminophen) for headache?

I'm on aspirin for my heart problem. Can I take tylenol (acetaminophen) for headache?

YES: If you have to take the tyelnol more than weekly for your headache; see your doctor to find out the cause of the headache. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is removed by the liver so make sure you don't have liver problems or other medications that may interact with the tylenol (acetaminophen) or cause problems for the liver in combination. Your doctor should be able to help you identify potential problems. ...Read more

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Are aspirin, acetaminophen and ibuprofen equally good at preventing heart attacks?

Are aspirin, acetaminophen and ibuprofen equally good at preventing heart attacks?

Only Aspirin Daily: Only Aspirin is indicated for prevention of heart attack acetaminophen and ibuprophen are not used and not recommended for prevention of heart attack. ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Den
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Halfprin (Definition)

Halfprin is a platelet inhibitor which is a kind of anti-coagulation drug ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Tylenol (Definition)

Acetaminophen (tylenol) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a ...Read more