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Healthy people should not take aspirin to prevent heart attacks

 

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Healthy people should not take aspirin to prevent heart attacks

Research published today in the Archives of Internal Medicine has shown that most people without heart disease won’t benefit from using aspirin as the risk of bleeding outweighs the benefit of preventing heart attacks and strokes.

Sotiris Antoniou, Royal Pharmaceutical Society spokesperson on cardiovascular medicines said:

“This research confirms what pharmacists know already; that when assessing the appropriateness of aspirin for preventing heart attacks or strokes you need to assess the benefits and the risks of the individual person."