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Why is baby aspirin recommended for people with heart problems?

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Dr. Diana Metzger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Diana Metzger
Dr. Diana Metzger
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Prevention

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!

In brief: Prevention

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!
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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