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Is it common for doctors to put the elderly on aspirin therapy even if they've not had a stroke or heart attack?

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Dr. Steven Ajluni
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Aspirin

The benefits of Aspirin for primary prevention should be balanced against potential risks of bleeding particularly in older patients with greater risk for bleeding in that age group.
Provided such risk is thought acceptable, the protective anti platelet effects of Aspirin might make it a particularly good option in the elderly as the vascular risk is inherenttly higher in this age group.

In brief: Aspirin

The benefits of Aspirin for primary prevention should be balanced against potential risks of bleeding particularly in older patients with greater risk for bleeding in that age group.
Provided such risk is thought acceptable, the protective anti platelet effects of Aspirin might make it a particularly good option in the elderly as the vascular risk is inherenttly higher in this age group.
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Dr. Steven Ajluni
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Yes, it can be protective against heart attack , and stroke.

In brief: Yes

Yes, it can be protective against heart attack , and stroke.
Dr. Mark Stern
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