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An Aspirin a Day Keeps the Heart Attacks at Bay

Aspirin has been used by women for over 100 years for joint and body pain, fever and even menstrual cramps. Cardiologist, Dr. Debra Judelson says Aspirin's a miracle drug for another reason.

"We know aspirin and its ability to reduce blood clotting is lifesaving as well.  When two aspirin are chewed in the first minutes of a heart attack, it can stop or reduce heart damage and save lives."

Can aspirin be used to prevent heart attacks as well?

"Large research trials have shown that regular aspirin use prevents future heart attacks in healthy men but that research is not as convincing in women.  While we wait for ongoing studies many experts recommend regular low dose aspirin use in women at risk for heart disease".

Which women should take aspirin?

"We recommend aspirin use in women at high risk for coronary heart disease.  That's women with a family history of early heart disease or smokers.  But check with your doctor first and make sure aspirin use is right for you and let her know what supplements you are using that may interfere with aspirin".

Some say an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but you say an aspirin a day may keep a heart attack away. . .

"You're absolutely right Dr. Donnica, aspirin is a miracle drug that can save women's lives". 

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Created: 12/22/2000  -  Donnica Moore, M.D.

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