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Been sad and scared since being diagnosed with small PFO and ASA. Dr says no to aspirin bc of the length of time I would be taking it but so worried!

Ask again. Abbreviations are very confusing which is why so many people use them. A PFO is usually a very manageable problem, but I'm not clear on the ASA having much to do with ASA (a common abbreviation for aspirin). Your cardiologist should help clarify what you should be worried about. Best wishes. Read more...

I'm 53 yrs female recently dx minor 0.9cm ASA only no symptoms. Is it necessary for Aspirin/day or is diet higher in Vit E okay like I do anyway pse?

ASA. What is an ASA ;If an atrial septal aneurysm with confirmed symptoms the aspirin as a first step is appropriate,Vit E supplements have NO benefit to render. See :http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM200001203420301 and http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/103/7/919.long. Read more...

Has it been medically proven that 80mg of asa (aspirin) daily helps the heart?

Yes. The landmark physicians health study was stopped early because men aged 50 or older had a 30% reduction in heart attacks compared to matched placebo treated controls. The nurses health initiative had similar results in women over 60. The study has been repeated in the uk with similar results. The benefit is even easier to demonstrate in people with established coronary heart disease. Read more...

Is it ok to take aspirin everyday?

Consult your doctor. Aspirin taken daily, in low doses, may reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer, but it has deleterious effects as well. You should consult your doctor before self medicating with Aspirin or any other drug/medication. Read more...
Depends. Aspirin offers benefits and dangerous side effects. For a thorough discussion of the topic see http://mdprevent.Blogspot.Com/2013/02/dr-oz-and-asprin-is-he-being.Html. Aspirin isn't for everyone and high cholesterol alone may not be an indication to take it. Other factors such as family history of heart attacks and strokes, high blood pressure, obesity, etc. Must weigh in so speak with your doctor. Read more...

Are there any repercussions of taking daily aspirin?

Stomach irritation. Stomach irritation ( gastritis) is common and a slight increased risk of bleeding is expected. Read more...
Yes. Aspirin offers benefits and dangerous side effects. For a thorough discussion of the topic see http://mdprevent.Blogspot.Com/2013/02/dr-oz-and-asprin-is-he-being.Html. Aspirin isn't for everyone and high cholesterol alone may not be an indication to take it. Other factors such as family history of heart attacks and strokes, high blood pressure, obesity, etc. Must weigh in so speak with your doctor. Read more...