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Are aspirin, acetaminophen and ibuprofen equally good at preventing heart attacks?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
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In brief: Only Aspirin Daily

Only Aspirin is indicated for prevention of heart attack acetaminophen and ibuprophen are not used and not recommended for prevention of heart attack.

In brief: Only Aspirin Daily

Only Aspirin is indicated for prevention of heart attack acetaminophen and ibuprophen are not used and not recommended for prevention of heart attack.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management

In brief: Aspirin is better

You can't can't beat good old Aspirin for this eurpose.

In brief: Aspirin is better

You can't can't beat good old Aspirin for this eurpose.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Luke Hermann
Emergency Medicine

In brief: No

Heart attacks are typically a result of platelets sticking together and blocking an artery in the heart.
Aspirin blocks the platelets ability to stick together decreasing the chance that a blockage (heart attack) will occur. For this reason, Aspirin is one of the most effective medicines ever discovered for the prevention of heart attacks. Neither tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen has this effect.

In brief: No

Heart attacks are typically a result of platelets sticking together and blocking an artery in the heart.
Aspirin blocks the platelets ability to stick together decreasing the chance that a blockage (heart attack) will occur. For this reason, Aspirin is one of the most effective medicines ever discovered for the prevention of heart attacks. Neither tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen has this effect.
Dr. Luke Hermann
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