A daily dose of aspirin is pronounced by many doctors in preventing heart attack. But a new study indicates that it can make more harm than good.
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WASHINGTON – Millions of people taking aspirin to prevent heart attack may need to consider rubbing-popping, researchers Harvard said Monday.
The recommended dose of low aspirin is recommended. for people who have a heart attack or stroke and for those who have been diagnosed with heart disease.
But for otherwise healthy, that counsel was revoked. Guidelines released this year allow for the use of common aspirin for many adults who have not had heart disease – and it just says for some younger ones under doctor orders.
How many people need to get that message? 29 million people 40 and older take an aspirin a day despite no known heart disease in 2017, the latest data available, according to a new study from Harvard and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center . About 6.6 million of them are done on their own – a doctor never recommends it.
And nearly half of people with more than 70 heart disease – estimated to be around 10 million – take daily aspirin for prevention, The researchers report on the Annals of Internal Medicine.
"Many patients are confused about it," says Dr. Colin O & # 39; Brien, a senior resident resident in Beth Israel who led the study.
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After all, doctors advised people to take advantage of aspirin's blood to reduce the chances of a first heart attack or stroke. After last year, three surprising new studies challenged that dogma. Studies are some of the largest and longest to test aspirin in people with low and moderate risk of heart attack, and only find the marginal benefit if any, especially for adults. However aspirin users have experienced a dramatic more bleeding-tract bleeding, along with some other side effects. In March, these findings prompted changes to the rules from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology:
-One person over 70 years without heart disease – or younger than higher risk of hemorrhage – Prevention of daily aspirin should be avoided.
-Other 40- to 70-year-old without heart disease has enough danger to certify 75 to 100 milligrams of aspirin daily, and for a doctor
No one has changed for survivors Heart attack: aspirin is also recommended for them.
But there is no way to know how many people have been getting healthy people about the modified recommendations.
"We hope that more key care doctors will talk to their patients about using aspirin, and more patients will raise it to their doctors," says O & # 39 ; Brien.