12 Percent of Patients Taking Aspirin ‘Inappropriately’

January 13, 2015 2:20 PM

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A new study found that 12 percent of patients who take aspirin to avoid a heart attack or stroke are taking it "inappropriately."

Aspirin therapy was introduced in the 1970s as a treatment to prevent and manage heart attacks with the belief that it can significantly reduce heart damage during a heart attack. It is also believed to reduce the risk of stroke. Doctors usually prescribe a daily intake of 325 mg of aspirin for thos...

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