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How soon after ceasing use of NSAIDS does the risk for heart attack or stroke (from NSAID use) end?

NSAID and acute MI. The FDA has issued a caution indicating that NSAID users are prone to more heart attacks than non users. NSAID use can increase MI or stroke in risk in patients regardless of whether they already have heart disease or risk factors for heart disease. However, the likelihood of MI or stroke is greatest among those with pre-existing risk factors due to a higher baseline risk. Diabetes, smoking, hyp. Read more...

NSAIDS cause increased risk of Heart attack and stroke, even with short-term use, according to many sources. Does Prednisone and Prednisolone also?

Risk/ benefit. NSAID's do have many risks, but incidence of heart attacks and strokes are quite low indeed, the side effects can usually be mitigated or prevented. Steroids possess numerous side effects, far too many to list here, but the profile is different from NSAID's in many respects. All meds, even tylenol (acetaminophen) have risks. Follow your doctor's recommendations. Read more...

What dose of aspirin reduces the chance of heart attack and or stroke please?

81 mg. Some recommend325 mg daily but likely for most average size folks, 81 mg daily suffices. Early studies used as much as 325 3times daily. Read more...

How does baby aspirin decrease the risk of a heart attack?

Prevents clots. Baby Aspirin helps prevent platelets from clumping and forming clots that might block blood flow in any narrowed coronary arteries that feed the heart muscle. If blood flow is blocked in those coronary arteries, the heart muscle would not get enough oxygen that it needs cause the heart to stop beating or to beat uncontrollably, or fibrillate, both of which would result in a heart attack. Read more...
Decrease clumping. Asporin is a platelet inhibitor a d prevents clumping of them on an unstable air any plaque in the coronary arteries. Read more...