Is there any good substitute for low dose aspirin therapy (can cause buildup of uric acid) for heart disease?

Higher dose aspirin. Higher doses do not elevate uric acid the way the low dose does. Ask your doctor if this is appropriate for you.
No problem. Salicylates in low dose will increase uric acid levels. However 81mg of asa would have a neglible effect. Large doses of salicylate lower uric acid. Plavix (clopidogrel) would be an expensive alternative.

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At 33, my doctor mentioned because my dad died at 52 of heart disease I should consider aspirin therapy now. I already take garlic, fish oil, and q10, am a non-smoker and exercise. Should I?

Very Controversial. because Most people have a risk under 1/1000 per year of heart attack (if No personal history), the risk of ulcer from Aspirin is higher. Your situation.... Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health.... but, 81 mg Aspirin has a better likelihood of working than a high dose, and a bit safer. Read more...
Yes. Though garlic and fish oil in adequate doses have been shown in some studies to beneficially affect blood lipids, only Aspirin in small doses, 85mg daily, has been shown to protect from heart attack due to coronary artery thrombosis. Read more...
Primary prevention. Taking aspirin for primary prevention (in a situation when you are not known to have heart disease) is not advisable anymore. Consider coronary artery calcium test or carotid artery ultrasound (for thic or vascular reactivity testing to see if there is evidence of early blockages in your arteries. If there is, taking aspirin would be helpful, and worth the risk. Calcium score is the easiest to get. Read more...
Family History. Since you have strong family history of heart disease, it is probably beneficial that you start taking baby aspirin and modify your diet and lifestyle. . Read more...

My bf has Marfan's and he has no more heart pills and no insurance he has been taking low dose aspirin cause he doesn't have his normal pills. Is there anything else he can do till he goes too the doctors? Need answers fast his medication was atenolol it

It's . It's hard to answer without knowing what his "normal pills" are. If he's run out of blood pressure medications, for example, then Aspirin won't be helpful. On the other hand, if he's run out of Plavix or coumadin, (warfarin) then Aspirin may be of some benefit (though certainly not a substitute). Read more...
Atenolol . Atenolol helps to decrease blood pressure and also decreases the force with which the heart ejects blood. It is a medicine to slow the heart rate and help prevent stress on the aorta. His dilated aorta (or aortic aneurysm) is related to weakening of the connective tissue in the aorta and increases the risk of an aortic dissection, a surgical emergency. An aortic dissection is often fatal, presenting with chest pain often radiating through to the back. It may be a tearing sensation. Heart-related complications may shorten the lifespan of people with this disease. Patients can survive well into their 60s. Good care and surgery may extend the lifespan further. Read more...

Ok so I can stop the low dose aspirin without fear of heart attack or stroke? Initially I was given aspirin because blood preasure was elevated 135/8

Asa. this question is best directed to your doctor who has the most information about you and your risk factors . Read more...
No. Low dose aspirin (baby aspirin) has hardly any side effects but lots of benefits. Why would you want to stop it? Discuss with your doc. And discuss benefits versus risks. I would almost never stop baby aspirin. No good reason for most patients, although there are exceptions. Read more...

I've heard that if you take low dose aspirin everyday it can help reduce clot formation that can lead to a heart attack. What exact part of clot forma?

Aspirin... Aspirin causes the platelets to be "slippery" so they can't stick together. This helps prevent clot formation because the platelets are an integral part of clot formation. Hope this helps!!!! Read more...

Pcp has me taking 3 krill oil pills daily due to low omega 3's. I also take a low dose aspirin for heart attack prevention. Too much blood thinning?

Probably not. Omega 3`s and low dose Aspirin work at different levels. Omega 3`s replace cell products that release products of inflammation while the omega 3`s don't. Aspirin affects the blood platelets that normally control clotting and bleeding. Read more...

Would an aspirin regimine for a woman with heart disease and high blood pressure a good idea?

Yes. Aspirin reduces the risk of stroke and heart attacks in patients that already have coronary artery in a daily dose of 81mg/day if no contraindications for it. As a primary prevention the data is controversial and equivocal. Read more...

Is it good to take aspirin daily as a protective measure against heart disease?

Yes. The american heart association has determined that all women 40 and older who can take Aspirin should start on mini-dose Aspirin therapy. That means an 81 mg Aspirin (baby aspirin) which should be taken at bedtime, as most heart attacks occur at night. Read more...
Probably. It has been shown in males to reduce heart attacks. It may also reduce the incidence of colon cancer. There are also risks of GI ulcers and bleeding. You need to discuss with your doctor to see if it's a good choice for you. Read more...