How does baby aspirin help your heart if you are in your 30's or 40's?

Depends. Assuming you tolerate low dose Aspirin and have had no event or multiple risk factors, epidemiologic data would suggest that men may benefit in their 40s, women in their 50s, for the anti-platelet protective effect on anti-atherothrombotic plaque conversion from stable to vulnerable lesions. If, however, you've already had an event (secondary prevention), then Aspirin is useful at any age.

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How can baby aspirin help the heart?

See below. The use of baby Aspirin has been suggested as it decreases platelet function. This means that clots cannot form as easily, specifically in the coronary arteries. It is not something a 34 year old should be trying unless suggested by a physician. Read more...

Why is baby aspirin recommended for people with heart problems?

Prevention. Aspirin is a platelet inhibitor. Platelets help to form clots. If platelets do not stick to each other, there is less clot formation. If on has clogged arteries to the heart muscle, and cholesterol deposits in the arteries, clots can form. A clot in the heart arteries is what causes a heart attack. If you are at risk, Aspirin will help to reduce the risk of clot and heart attack. See pcp! Read more...
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...

My cousins heart races. And she takes a baby aspirin. My heart has been racing every day during ovulation. I took a baby aspirin today. Will it help?

Baby ASA. does not affect your heart rate at all - not one bit. Feelings of heart racing are also not likely associated with ovulation. Your cousin is likely taking the baby ASA for other medical reasons, if you are worried about your hear do NOT start taking baby ASA, see a doctor to get evaluated. Read more...
Palpitations. aspirin is of no therapeutic benefit for palpitations. I would recommend you have an evaluation to determine the cause of your symptoms, as that would dictate appropriate treatment. Cutting back on caffeine and alcohol and over the counter cold remedies with phenylephrine may stop the problem, so try that first. Read more...

How does baby aspirin decrease the risk of a heart attack?

Prevents clots. Baby Aspirin helps prevent platelets from clumping and forming clots that might block blood flow in any narrowed coronary arteries that feed the heart muscle. If blood flow is blocked in those coronary arteries, the heart muscle would not get enough oxygen that it needs cause the heart to stop beating or to beat uncontrollably, or fibrillate, both of which would result in a heart attack. Read more...
Decrease clumping. Asporin is a platelet inhibitor a d prevents clumping of them on an unstable air any plaque in the coronary arteries. Read more...

What time of the day is best to take a baby aspirin for heart health purposes?

Glad you asked! Aspirin irreversibly binds platelets for the life of the platelet (which is 10 days). Every day, our bodies make new platelets replacing the 10% that is lost. When you take one single aspirin, you have an antiplatelet ("blood thinning") effect that lasts at least 5 days (50% of your circulating platelets). Bottom line: it doesn't matter what time you take the aspirin. The effect lasts a long time. Read more...

Could people without heart disease benefit from taking a baby aspirin every day?

Yes. A daily baby Aspirin can reduce the risk of heart attack in men and woman even with no history of heart disese. Read more...
Yes. There are studies that have shown benefits of Aspirin beyond heart disease like decrease in colon cancer risk, and stroke. Of course there are also potential serious side effects you have to worry about. Before you start taking Aspirin you need to consult with your doctor to make sure it does not interfere with any other medications you may be taking as well monitor you for any potential problems. Read more...

What is the best time of the day to take a baby aspirin for heart therapy purposes?

Night. Studies show heart attack occur early in the morning when blood flow slows down - Aspirin also helps with night muscle aches so helps both ways. Read more...
With food. Several guidelines recommend early use of single doses of Aspirin in various ranges as prophylaxis against cardiovascular events. The dose of Aspirin varies not only with the indication but also between different guidelines. There is no particular time frame identified, but in general an Aspirin tablet should be taken with a small meal. Read more...
Any time. Aspirin's antiplatelet effect lasts for approximately 8 days; therefore, it does not matter what time of day one takes a daily dose. Read more...