An Aspirin a Day May Not Always Keep the Doctor Away
Questions about daily low-dose aspirin for heart protection will continue to swirl...due to headlines that fewer patients need it.
Experts have recommended daily aspirin in patients with certain risk factors to prevent a heart attack or stroke for decades...and many patients follow the adage, "an aspirin a day keeps the doctor away."
Now the thinking is changing. New guidelines say daily aspirin isn't necessary in many cases...and can be risky.