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Let's not continuous -- -- house call this has to do with aspirin do you take an aspirin a day in a lot of people do take that low dose of aspirin or some new research suggests.
That the pill that's commonly thought to reduce the risk of heart attacks could potentially do more harm than good.
-- money we've been told you know that that low dose aspirin is fantastic -- This is a very very important study and I'm glad that we're talking about this because this was published in the archives of internal medicine.
They looked at about nine -- -- is really good studies across the board over a 100000 participants.
Over six years.
And the question was should everyone take aspirin as a prevention or what you call prophylaxis to prevent -- from getting heart disease or heart attack.
And what they found was dead across the board quote we reduce the risk of non fatal nonfatal heart attacks by 10%.
During the same period there was an increase of 30% risk of bleeding.
And so if you are the high risk group.
An American Heart Association recommends taking aspirin if you hour and a heart.
-- high risk group these -- patients with diabetes.
High blood pressure family is her heart disease.
Or any kind of peripheral vascular disease you should continue to take aspirin.
If you don't have any of those risk factors their risk of bleeding actually outweighs the benefits and you should not be an aspirin.
What's the what's the problem with bleeding -- connect cause and that -- huge problem -- -- over a 100000 cases of people going to the emergency room every year from bleeding from -- related compounds.
I talked to doctor ray overridden in London who was the lead author on the study he can't completely corroborates -- purpose of -- just said you know he said that there's two and a half times.
More beliefs then there are.
Life saved from fatal heart attacks.
Each time you take an aspirin so I think it's about the art of medicine people take this it's over the counter they don't consult with their position.
It's useful in secondary prevention when you already have had a stroke or heart attack but for people that have never had an event.
They better check -- doctor to see whether they should be taken as an.
Question from the peanut gallery a lot of heart patients take -- again yes or other blood centers.
Mix of blood thinner where they asked for an.
Any reaction sometimes you can take both Jamie but it depends on whether you need both of you have a high risk of stroke you might combine them but you're right it would increase jurors to believe.
I Cooley did a lot of time is taken for patients that have it trophy relation if their heart is really not in sync.
And it can send the blood -- there was a risk of stroke that's one cool within goes.
Aspirin as you know is the one of the oldest drugs -- we've been using a lot of times if there's a breakdown in the vessels if there's inflammation in the lining of arteries.
-- -- -- -- And aspirin can prevent it from breaking off -- going to -- hard and have a heart disease -- that's different mechanism.
But being patients that may have heart disease or cholesterol -- -- initial works well.
But you have to monitored really well to make sure that there's no -- anti inflammatory canceled check with a doctor.
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