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A local doctor on baby aspirin for heart health

Low dose or so-called baby aspirin has been touted as helping prevent heart attacks or strokes.  New guidelines, however, find it may not be appropriate for those who don't have cardiovascular diseases.  The guidelines released by the American Heart Association and the College of Cardiology say low dose aspirin should not be routinely given to adults 70-years of age or older or to adults at risk of internal bleeding.  Dr. Rob Anderson with Bellin Health in Algoma recommends a visit to your doctor and a frank assessment of lifestyle behaviors.
 

 

 
The new guidelines follow a series of studies last year that also indicated low-dose aspirin did not help those patients who don't have cardiovascular diseases.

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