Baby aspirin. Doctors often advise patients to take baby Aspirin daily to help prevent clot formation in the coronary arteries. Aspirin suppresses platelet aggregation and can decrease the chance of a heart attack due to a blood clot forming.
Because it works. Aspirin is a blood thinner and has an anti-inflammatory effect which has been associated with better outcome in case of heart ischemia.
I don't normally take daily aspirin. My doctor said that I should take multiple (3-5) tabs crushed fine, in hot water, if I am having bad chest pains.?
Not if they are. Regular strength Aspirin (325mg).