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American College of Cardiology •

Aspirin is taken as a precaution to prevent heart attack or strokes. However there are many people who do not really need to take aspirin but are often prescribed by doctors and often aspirin ends up doing more harm than good.

Latest reports suggest that over 11% people take aspirin without any real need. The report suggests that when it comes to preventing primary cardiovascular disease, aspirin is heavily abused.

The Journal of the American College of Cardiology conducted a study which revealed that 72% people had mixed variables which should have been present when they use aspirin as a CVD preventative. The study included tens of thousands of subjects.

The rampant misuse of aspirin across the US has prompted experts to recommend aspirin only in persons who have significant clot related problem. This actually means persons who have suffered an ischemic stroke or heart attack. It also includes people who are at high risk to suffer from ischemic stroke or a heart attack in the next 10 years.

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