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Whats the value of aspirin as antiplatelet?
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Lena Caron
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Prevent heart attack
Often, clotting is important (such as in wound healing), but blood clots can also cause heart attacks if they get lodged in coronary arteries.
Aspirin inhibits the production of thromboxane a2, a molecule that stimulates platelets to aggregate and form clots. Verifying this mechanism, studies have shown that the use of low dose Aspirin decreases the incidence of heart attacks.

In brief: Prevent heart attack
Often, clotting is important (such as in wound healing), but blood clots can also cause heart attacks if they get lodged in coronary arteries.
Aspirin inhibits the production of thromboxane a2, a molecule that stimulates platelets to aggregate and form clots. Verifying this mechanism, studies have shown that the use of low dose Aspirin decreases the incidence of heart attacks.
Lena Caron
Lena Caron
Answer assisted by Lena Caron, Medical Student
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Dr. Nicholas Nomicos
Thanks for a great question and a terrific answer from our medical student. In layman's terms, it makes the blood less sticky.
Dr. Francis Uricchio
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Extremely valuable
Aspirin has been shown to decrease mortality after heart attacks.
Aspirin is essential in preventing thrombosis of coronary stents after placement. All of this is mediated by its antiplatelet effect.

In brief: Extremely valuable
Aspirin has been shown to decrease mortality after heart attacks.
Aspirin is essential in preventing thrombosis of coronary stents after placement. All of this is mediated by its antiplatelet effect.
Dr. Francis Uricchio
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